Don Eddy (born November 4, 1944; Long Beach, California) is an American painter who gained initial fame as a photorealist; but his recent works have veered into the realm of metaphysics.
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 uses 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.
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.