Walton Ford grew up in the Hudson Valley and currently lives and works in New York. He first studied film at the Rhode Island School of Design before focusing solely on painting. Inspired by the work of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Ford’s engagement with historical subject matter imbues his large-scale watercolors with an old-world feel. He can often be found at the American Museum of Natural History sketching animal anatomy and relishing in the picturesque dioramas. Public collections include the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. Ford’s solo exhibitions include “Tigers of Wrath: Watercolors by Walton Ford,” at the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2006), “Walton Ford: Bestiarium,” which opened at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Gegenwart, Berlin (2010) and traveled to the Albertina, Vienna, and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, "Walton Ford: Watercolors," at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (2014), “Walton Ford,” at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (2015-16), and “Calafia,” at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills (2017).