Walton Ford: Birds and Beasts of the Studio

Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Ave
American artist Walton Ford (b. 1960) established his reputation in the 1990s with his monumental watercolor paintings of wild animals inspired by true or legendary stories of dramatic encounters between humankind and nature. Fascinated by the percep... more
American artist Walton Ford (b. 1960) established his reputation in the 1990s with his monumental watercolor paintings of wild animals inspired by true or legendary stories of dramatic encounters between humankind and nature. Fascinated by the perception of wilderness in the collective imagination and by the consequences of human behavior—from colonialism to climate change—for the future of wildlife species, Ford develops complex narratives that have renewed the genre of animal painting. This exhibition celebrates the gift from the artist to the Morgan of sixty-three studies, including detailed renderings made from observation in zoos and museums of natural history, quick compositional sketches, and small watercolors in which he establishes his color scheme. The exhibition also features a selection of animal drawings by earlier artists, from Peter Paul Rubens and Dorothea Maria Gsell to Eugène Delacroix, Antoine-Louis Barye, and John James Audubon, selected by Ford from the Morgan’s collection.

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Walton Ford: Birds and Beasts of the Studio

Tue, May 21
10:30AM
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Wed, May 22
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Thu, May 23
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Fri, May 24
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Sat, May 25
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Sun, May 26
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Tue, May 28
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Wed, May 29
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Thu, May 30
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Morgan Library and Museum

225 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
(212) 685-0008
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Schedule

May 21, Tue 10:30AM - 5:00PM
May 22, Wed 10:30AM - 5:00PM
May 23, Thu 10:30AM - 5:00PM
May 24, Fri 10:30AM - 5:00PM
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Arts

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