Artist Search
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Walton Ford  (1960 - )

About: Walton Ford


Examples of his work


Quick facts

Exhibits - current  




Book references

Magazine references pre-2007


Discussion board

Signature Examples*  
Buy and Sell: Walton Ford
  For sale ads

Auction results*

  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  


Auction sales graphs*


What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  

Market Alert - Free

Lived/Active: New York      Known for: animal painting-naturalism

Login for full access
View AskART Services

*may require subscription

Available for Walton Ford:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Walton Ford)


Biographical information (Walton Ford)


Book references (Walton Ford)


Magazine references (Walton Ford)


Museum references (Walton Ford)


Dealers (Walton Ford)


Auction records - upcoming / past (Walton Ford)


Auction high record price (Walton Ford)


Analysis of auction sales (Walton Ford)


Discussion board entries (Walton Ford)


Image examples of works (Walton Ford)


Please send me Alert Updates for Walton Ford (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 1
Walton Ford
from Auction House Records.
Bitter Gulfs
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Creating work that resembles John James Audubon's classic images of wildlife and birds, Walton Ford subverts them to narrative painting whereby he comments on contemporary society such as its desecration of nature.

He showed early art talent as a child who was raised in Croton in the suburbs of New York City.  His father was an art director for Time-Life.  As a teenager, Ford determined to be a herpetologist, and even, with his indulgent mother's knowledge, kept a five-foot black pilot snake in his closet, feeding it rats.

A major inspiration for his depiction of animals came from his grade-school reading of Audubon's Birds of America and from his realization that he could draw almost as well as Audubon.  However, he developed a disgust for Audubon when he learned that Audubon killed his subject matter.

In the late 1970s, Ford studied film making at the Rhode Island School of Design, but eventually devoted himself full time to painting with a year in Italy studying Renaissance art reinforcing that decision.  

In the 1980s, Ford settled in New York City, but with his realist painting style, he was bucking the tide of prevalent art expression, which was abstraction and contemporary realism.

Source: ArtForum

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2014 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists