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Velox Ward

 (born 1901)
Velox Benjamin Ward was active/lived in Texas.  Velox Ward is known for naive rural genre-views.

Velox Ward

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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.

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About  Velox Ward

Born:  1901 - Mount Vernon, Texas
Known for:  naive rural genre-views