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Don Eddy is an American painter who gained initial fame as a photorealist; but his recent works have veered into the realm of metaphysics.


Eddy, Don was born on November 4, 1944 in Long Beach, California, United States. Son of Myron and Ruth (Chase) Eddy King.


Don Eddy received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1967 and Master of Fine Arts 1969 from the University of Hawaii that is located in Honolulu. He also attended the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1969 to 1970.


In the 1970s, Eddy's works paid homage to cars and the urban cityscape. In the 1980s, his work was more object oriented—depicting glassware, silverware, and toys on a reflective series of glass shelves. Often composed of diptychs or polyptychs, he juxtaposes images in poetic relationship to one another—"echoing ecosystems," as the artist calls these connections of structure.

Eddy was born in California. He is known for exploring the nature and concept of reality and visual perception. He utilizes the airbrush painting and thousands of dots of color.

Instead of only using a single photograph, Don Eddy gathers over 40 images to ensure that he has the sharpest and most clear image possible. He currently lives in New York.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Galerie Petit, Paris, 1973, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1992-1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, Mitch Shaheen Gallery, Cleveland, 1994, Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, 1970, 1971, French & Company, New York City, 1971, Huntington (West Virginia) Museum, 1996, Duke University Museum Art, 2000, Boca Raton Museum Art, 2000, New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, 2000. Exhibited in group shows United States and Europe. Represented in permanent collections Akron Art Institute, Cleveland Museum Art, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Utrecht Museum Belgium, Whitney Museum American Art, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, others.


Married Nancy Walker, June 12, 1967 (divorced 1976). 1 daughter, Sarah.

Myron King

Ruth (Chase) Eddy King

Nancy Walker

Sarah Eddy