Milton Downing - Artist
Jux-T is the foundation of creativity: Spontaneous thinking in congruence with mechanical precision to fuse an assemblage of elements. Painting a Factual reality that moves the mind. Fabric enhancements bring the work to life. Fun to create, yet, not always displaying a pleasant truth.
Jux-T was created by Milton M. Downing. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Philadelphia, PA., where he attended Dobbins Voc. Tech High. Milton earned his B.F.A. Graduate of Temple University-Tyler School of Art, and Masters Science in Art Education from Delaware State University.
Milton began his career teaching middle school students in Camden, NJ. There he received the Governors' Teacher Award for outstanding Instructors. He currently teaches in the Appoquinimink School District at A.G. Waters Middle School in Middletown, DE. Milton received Teacher of the Year award while working at Mt. Pleasant Elementary in 1998 and Hanby Elementary in 2010. In 2014, he was awarded Delaware Art Teacher of the Year in Elementary. As an Art instructor at Christina Cultural Arts Center, he was given the Imotep Award for dedication and creativity. He also won Teacher of the year in 2019-20 in his first year at A.G.W.. He is currently on the board of the Everett Theater and Gibby Arts Center in Middletown, DE and as Art Director of the Gibby Summer Art program.
Milton Downing'a Art has been on display in various exhibits in the Tri-State area and can be found in many private collections. There have been many influences in his style of art including High School teachers, Mrs. Waterfall, Mr. Bonelli and DSU professor Roberta Tucci. His fondness for Dada and Pop Art served as a catalyst for Jux-T. Notable masters include abstract artist Mark Rothko and his personal favorite Paul Cezanne.