Rackstraw Downes

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A Rackstraw Downes retrospective at the PMA

The first thing you notice about the Rackstraw Downes exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art is how abstract these paintings are.
Conceptual reality
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 21, 2011

Rackstraw Downes at the Holiday Inn by the Bay

The landscape painter Rackstraw Downes - whose detailed, panoramic pictures of Texas ravines, Portland harbors, and minimalist structures are renowned for their photo-realist style and...
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011


The big 50th-anniversary exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art has only about a month left of its eight-month run, so it seems like a good time to revisit this sprawling and worthwhile show.
Highlights of Colby's collection
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 29, 2010