Gordon Onslow Ford was a British surrealist and abstract painter. Gordon Ford was born in England in the year 1912. His grandfather was a renown Victorian sculptor named Edward Ford.
The artist began to paint landscapes at the age of eleven years of age.
Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $250,000. Ford worked in oils, acrylics, casein, and watercolor.
The artist was sent to the Royal Navy College when he was fourteen. At this point in his life views of the ocean were a major theme.
After serving in the Navy Snow relocated to Paris and studied with the leading artists of the time including Fernand Legér. Ford also developed a close relationship with architect and painter Roberto Matta from Chile.
The artist was part of the group of Surrealist artists that was organized with Andre Breton.
In this clip we view a documentary made about Gordon Onslow Ford in 1969. Many great images of his house off the coast of California:
Ford was chosen to represent the Surrealist movement in New York City by a committee that was made to preserve European Culture. The artist ended up relocating to the United States.
The artist eventually found his way to Mexico where he and his wife lived in a remote village for six years. The couple then moved to the San Francisco Bay area in California.
Gordon Onslow Ford passed away in 2003. He was 90 years of age. He gave a large portion of his estate to an art foundation he founded called the Lucid Art Foundation.
What a great style of art. The end result seems so free and spontaneous.