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.