Velox Benjamin Ward was active/lived in Texas. Velox Ward is known for naive rural genre-views.
Velox Ward, Sr. was a self-taught memory painter. In 1960, Ward
began painting at age 59 at the request of his family. Like many
other great Folk artists, Ward turned to his memories of growing up
in rural East Texas during the early part of the twentieth century.
He is known youthful recollections of his community, including
outdoor scenes of ginning cotton, tending a garden, butchering
meat, and napping on the porch.
Unlike most other memory painters,
he refused to rely on the idealized nostalgia of days gone by and
strove to infuse his work with as much realism as possible.