Casey Downing Jr.

Casey Downing Jr. was born in Tuscaloosa, the son of an attorney and state legislator, but grew up in Mobile, attending McGill and Murphy High Schools. He served in the Navy, and after training at University of Alabama – Huntsville and under sculptor Jude Johnston, he returned to Mobile.

Downing specializes in public sculpture, including numerous sculptures outside the Mobile Museum of Art.
Others works include:

  • Monument to Joseph Langan and John LeFlore installed in Unity Point
  • The Small Wonder fountain sculpture in front of the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind on Government Street
  • The ball "Vis-a-Vis" at 1 Maison on Airport Boulevard
  • "Sentinel 18" Fountain at the University of Mobile
  • Cathedral Square Park
  • Two bicycle racks on Dauphin Street downtown
  • Large abstract at 1 St. Louis Center
  • The stainless steel “Departure” at the Mobile Airport
  • Painted steel playground at a day care center on Washington Avenue
  • Ahavas Chesed Synagogue
  • Bayside Academy
  • Two pieces in collaboration with Dentist Barry Booth: a hand holding an American flag in Daphne and a large paper clip in Spanish Fort.
  • The thirteen-foot stainless steel Portal was installed at Cooper Riverside Park in 2002 for the Mobile Tricentennial but was damaged in Hurricane Katrina.

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