WALTON FORD

BORN IN LARCHMONT, NEW YORK 1960
LIVES AND WORKS IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Walton Ford’s monumental watercolors and editioned prints expand upon the visual language and narrative scope of traditional natural history painting, mediating on the often violent and bizarre moments that lie on the intersection of human culture and the natural world.  Although human figures rarely appear in his paintings, their presence and effect is always implied.

Walton Ford’s work is included in a number of private and public collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His midcareer retrospective traveled from the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum Fur Gegenwart in Berlin, to the Albertina in Vienna and to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark in 2010- 11. Ford was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Musée de la Chasse, Paris, 2015. Taschen has issued three editions of his large-format monograph, Pancha Tantra.

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Walton Ford's Pestvogel

Walton Ford talks about his exhibition at the Musée de la Chasse, Paris (14 September 2015 - 14 February 2016) and explains his vision of the myth of the Beast of Gevaudan.
Video by Pierre de Montesquiou. 
In this first part, the painter Walton Ford evokes the source of his art and the great influence of his family during his childhood.


 

In this second part, Walton Ford explains his style and his vision of the relationship between the human being and the animal.
In this last part, Walton Ford talks about his challenges against time and his ambitious plans.