WALTON FORD

Birds and Beasts of the Studio (solo show)
Morgan Library and Museum, New York
12 April – 6 October 2024

Walton Ford, Study 2 for “Leipzig”, 2018, The Morgan Library & Museum, gift of the artist © Walton Ford, photo: Janny Chiu
Walton Ford, Study 2 for “Leipzig”, 2018, The Morgan Library & Museum, gift of the artist © Walton Ford, photo: Janny Chiu

The Morgan Library and Museum will celebrate Walton Ford’s gift of sixty-three studies, including detailed renderings made from observations in zoos and museums of natural history, quick compositional sketches, and small watercolours in which he establishes his colour scheme. The exhibition also features a selection of animal drawings by earlier artists selected by Ford from the Morgan’s collection, from Peter Paul Rubens and Maria Sibylla Merian to Eugène Delacroix.

Morgan Library and Museum

Walton Ford, Study 2 for “Leipzig”, 2018, The Morgan Library & Museum, gift of the artist © Walton Ford, photo: Janny Chiu
Walton Ford, Study 2 for “Leipzig”, 2018, The Morgan Library & Museum, gift of the artist © Walton Ford, photo: Janny Chiu