Walton Ford, Grifo de California, 2017, Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper, unframed: 60 1/4 × 83 3/4 inches (153 × 212.7 cm) © Walton Ford. Photo by Christopher Burke.
Walton Ford (born 1960) grew up in the Hudson Valley and lives and works in New York. Collections include the Museum of Modern Art, New York; New York Public Library; Princeton Art Museum, New Jersey; San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Institutional exhibitions include “Walton Ford,” Aspen Art Museum, CO (1998); “Walton Ford,” University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA (1999); “Walton Ford,” New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, (2004); “Tigers of Wrath: Watercolors by Walton Ford,” Brooklyn Museum, New York (2006); “Walton Ford,” San Antonio Museum of Art, TX (2007); “Walton Ford: Bestiarium,” Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin (2010, traveled to Albertina, Vienna, and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark); and “Walton Ford,” Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (2015–16).