Walton Ford

Online Gallery of The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art

Born 1960 in Larchmont, NY
Lives and works in New York City

Walton Ford has been depicting animals for as long as he can remember. Although immediately reminiscent of traditional natural history painting, Ford’s images double as complex allegories, blending depictions of nature with historical events and sociopolitical commentary. Over the last twenty years, Ford has created more than one hundred paintings and prints with birds as the primary subject.