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Gordon Onslow Ford (26 December 1912 – 9 November 2003) was one of the last surviving members of the 1930s Paris surrealist group surrounding André Breton. Born in the English town of Wendover in 1912 to a family of artists, Onslow Ford began painting at an early age. His grandfather, Edward Onslow Ford, was a Victorian sculptor. At the age of 11, he began painting landscapes under the guidance of his uncle. Following the death of his father at age 14, he was sent to the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth. The ocean affected him deeply and his early works depicted ocean scenes. The metaphor of taking a "voyage" later became an important aspect of his paintings.
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A Surrealist painter. Upon moving to Paris in the late 1930s, Ford became interested in Surrealism and soon became an official member of the Surrealist group. He later moved to New York where he lectured on Surrealism and organized a number of exhibitions of Surrealist art, influencing Abtract Expressionist artists. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art held a retrospective of his work in 1948 and the Oakland Museum staged another in 1978. His work can be found in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Tate Britain, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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Gordon Onslow-Ford, Gordon Max Onslow-Ford, Gordon Onslow Ford, Gordon Onslow- Ford
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