Walton Ford (Larchmont, New York 1960 - )


About

Walton Ford (born 1960 in Larchmont, New York) is an American artist who makes paintings and prints in the style of naturalist illustrations, often depicting extinct species. Each of his paintings is a meticulous, realistic study in flora and fauna, and is filled with symbols, clues, and jokes referencing texts ranging from colonial literature, to folktales, to travel guides. The paintings are complex allegorical narratives that critique the history of colonialism, industrialism, politics, natural science, and humanity's effect on the environment.

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Walton Ford - Title: “La Historia Me Absolvera”, 1999
Medium: 6 color hard-ground and soft-ground etching, aquatint, 
spit-bite aquatint, drypoint and roulette on Somerset satin paper
Image Size:  35 ¾ x 23 7/8 inches
Sheet Size: 44 x 30 ½  inches 
Edition of 50
Signed, dated and numbered: ‘AP 12’

Title: “La Historia Me Absolvera”, 1999 Medium: 6 color hard-ground and soft-ground etching, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, drypoint and roulette on Somerset satin paper Image Size: 35 ¾ x 23 7/8 inches Sheet Size: 44 x 30 ½ inches Edition of 50 Signed, dated and numbered: ‘AP 12’