Philosophy

Vegetarian Ideal


Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth
as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. - Howard Zinn

COMPASSION

Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live thoughtlessly and begins to devote himself to his life
with reverence in order to give it true value.
— Albert Schweitzer

3/29/2013

Natural History Painter Waltoin Ford paints in the style of Jean-Jacques Audubon





















Walton Ford
Gleipnir, 2012
watercolor, gouache, ink, pencil on paper
69 x 120 x 1/2 inches
175.3 x 302.3 x 1.3 cm
PK 16467





Walton Ford

I don’t like to look at him, Jack, 2011

watercolor, gouache, ink, pencil on paper mounted on aluminum panel

PK 15822




Walton Ford

It makes me think of that awful day, 2011

watercolor, gouache, ink, pencil on paper mounted on aluminum panel

PK 15823




Walton Ford

Perfect in My Memory: The Man of the Woods, 2011
watercolor, gouache, pencil, and ink on paper

PK 15180





Walton Ford Visitation, 2004 six color hardground and softground etching, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, drypoint on Somerset Satin paper 44 x 30 7/8 inches 111.9 x 78.4 cm Edition of 50 PKE 7539





Walton Ford Dying Words, 2005 6 copper plates, hardground etching, aquatint, spit bite aquatint, drypoint, scraping and burnishing on white Rives paper 16 x 21 1/2 inches 40.6 x 54.6 cm Edition of 75 PKE 7926





Walton Ford Compromised, 2002 six color hardground and softground etching, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, drypoint and roulette on somerset satin paper 44 x 30 inches (111.8 x 76.2 cm) Edition of 50 PKE 6503




Walton Ford Tale of Johnny Nutkin, 2001 six color hardground and softground etching, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, drypoint on Somerset Satin paper 44 x 31 inches (111.8 x 78.7 cm) Edition of 50 PKE 5601






Walton Ford Benjamin's Emblem, 2000 six color hardground and softground etching, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, drypoint on Somerset Satin paper 44 x 31 inches 111.8 x 78.7 cm Edition of 50 PKE 5237





Walton Ford Swadeshi-cide, 1998 six color hardground and softground etching, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, drypoint and roulette on somerset satin paper 44 x 30 inches 111.8 x 76.2 cm Edition of 50 PKE 4295





Walton Ford La Historia Me Absolvera, 1999 six color hardground and softground etching, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, drypoint on Somerset Satin paper 44 x 30 inches 111.8 x 76.2 cm Edition of 50 PKE 4619




Walton Ford Nantes, 2009 etching, aquatint and drypoint on paper 47 3/4 x 36 7/8 inches 121.3 x 93.7 cm edition of 65 PKE 1



Source: http://www.paulkasmingallery.com/artists/walton-ford/4

Artist
Walton Ford

Biography




(b. 1960 in Larchmont, New York. Lives and works in New York, New York)

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

Ford’s work is included in a number of collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A survey of Ford’s work was organized by the Brooklyn Museum in New York in 2006 and traveled to the San Antonio Museum of Art in Texas and the Norton Museum of Art in Florida in 2007. Last year, Ford’s 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. Taschen books has issued three editions of his large-format monograph, Pancha Tantra.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York.

2010- 2011 “Walton Ford,” LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Humlebaek, Denmark

2010 “Walton Ford: Bestiarium,” HAMBURGER BAHNHOF MUSEUM FUR GEGENWART, Berlin;

ALBERTINA, Vienna.

Selected press
Vogue
Animal Magnetism
Walton Ford combines the beauty and precision of a nineteenth-century naturalist with a subversive, moder wit finds Dodie Kazanjian.
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Slake Magazine

Monster's Fall: Walton Ford, King Kong, Ugly Truth 2012

by Paul Gachot

"What I'm doing with my paintings," Ford says, "is building a sort of cultural history of the way animals live in the human imagination."
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New Yorker
Man and Beast


The Tasmanian Wolf, also known as the Tasmanian tiger, was neither a wolf nor a tiger. It was a thylacine, a marsupial cousin to kangaroos and wallabies, which evolved over several million years, in the forests of Australia and New Guinea, into a fearsome apex predator. Long extinct on the mainland, carnivorous thylacines survived on the island of Tasmania into the early years of the twentieth century, when the settlers finished them off...
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Town and Country

Beauty and the Beasts

Entering the world of Walton Ford is like stepping into the pages of a delightfully disorienting picture book. At first galnce, his meticulously made paintings of animals in watercolor and gouache suggest the work of an 18th-century naturalist, or maybe a 19th-century explorer...
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Artnet
Super Natural History

It's the day after Walton Ford's birthday, and 20 days until the opening of his show at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York (an exhibition that is now on view, May 20-July 2, 2005). The two of us are in his second floor studio, which is located in a house at the end of a dirt road in the beautiful Berkshire..
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The New York Times
America the Beautifully Absurd

On a recent Sunday, Walton Ford was searching for his 17th-century bestiary, one of several sources for his animal paintings. As he poked around his chaotic studio, overlooking a former lumberyard here, he cheerfully reeled off tale after tale about what he has sought and what he has...
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The New York Times
"A Naturalist Painter Evokes Legends of the Past"

"Hi, this is a message for Walton Ford," the voice on the answering machine began. "My name is Anthony, from Santa Barbarar, and I have an egg" - pause - "of the extinct elephant bird, aepyornis..."
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ARTFORUM
Walton Ford

Walton Ford regularly offers a web of images and text exhuming whole realms of history: the history of natural science and zoology; exploration (and its attendant exploitation) and colonization; the history of images, artistic and otherwise; even the history of history. Remarkably he accomplishes this feat in watercolor, one of the more lightweight mediums in the lexicon of modern and contemporary...
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Art:21
Walton Ford

I am doing the kind of research that legitimate natural history artists do, but I do it in a very lazy way compared to them. I don't want to ever pretend that I'm like one of those...


New York Magazine
Nature Boy

I always knew the gorilla had a secret. For the better part of 50 years, first with my parents, then with Cub Scouts, sixth-grade classes, and girlfriends, some of whom understood and some of whom didn't, I came to see the gorilla, frozen in mid-chest beat in his glass case at the Akeley Hall of African Mammals at the American Museum of Natural...
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Vogue
Animal Magnetism

Walton Ford combines the beauty and precision of a nineteenth-century naturalist with a subversive, moder wit finds Dodie Kazanjian.
Download PDF


Slake Magazine
Monster's Fall: Walton Ford, King Kong, Ugly Truth
2012
by Paul Gachot

"What I'm doing with my paintings," Ford says, "is building a sort of cultural history of the way animals live in the human imagination."
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Exhibitions


Walton Ford




Walton Ford
I don't like to look at him, Jack. It makes me think of that awful day on the island.



Walton Ford
at The Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin





Walton Ford

New Work




Walton Ford




Walton Ford

I don't like to look at him, Jack. It makes me think of that awful day on the island.









Walton Ford

Pancha Tantra









Pancha Tantra, Collector's Edition





Walton Ford

I Don't Like To Look At Him, Jack










Walton Ford

It Makes Me Think of That Awful Day on the Island, State II




Walton Ford





Walton Ford- Artist

Walton Ford is an American artist who makes paintings and prints in the style of Audubon's naturalist illustrations. Wikipedia


Born: 1960, Larchmont

Education: Rhode Island School of Design

Artwork: Loss of the Lisbon Rhinoceros, Danda - the staff, More





John James Audubon





Audubon by John Syme, 1826
Born - April 26, 1785

Les Cayes, Saint-Domingue
Died - January 27, 1851 (aged 65)

Manhattan, New York

Occupation - Naturalist, painter, ornithologist

Spouse(s)

Lucy (Bakewell) Audubon

Signature




John James Audubon (Jean-Jacques Audubon) (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats.


His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed.

Audubon identified 25 new species.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_James_Audubon





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