Charles Ford

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Charles  Ford Buffalo Bayou at the Jackson Hill Bridge
Buffalo Bayou at the Jackson Hill Bridge, 2015
acrylic on board
24 x 32 in
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Charles  Ford A-1 B_B Western Wear
A-1 B&B Western Wear, 2014
acrylic on panel
22 x 34 in
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Charles  Ford Blue Bell Bard
Blue Bell Barn, 2014
acrylic on panel
18 x 30.5 in
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Charles  Ford Buffalo Bayou at Waugh Drive
Buffalo Bayou at Waugh Drive, 2015
acrylic on board
32 x 24 in
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Charles  Ford Canal Grill
Canal Grill, 2002
acrylic on canvas
28 x 46 in
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Charles  Ford Carlton
Carlton, 2014
acrylic on panel
23.75 x 18 in
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Charles  Ford Continental Club_ Houston (Effigy for Ziggy)
Continental Club, Houston (Elegy for Ziggy), 2015
acrylic on board
21 x 30 in
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Charles  Ford Corazon
Corazon, 2008
acrylic on panel
15 x 22 in
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Charles  Ford Cow-Boy
Cow-Boy, 2003
acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 in
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Charles  Ford Fourth Ward Bungalow_ c. 1866_ Sam Houston Park
Fourth Ward Bungalow, c. 1866, Sam Houston Park, 2015
acrylic on masonite
20 x 24 in
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Charles  Ford Harolds
Harolds, 2013
acrylic on masonite
20.5 x 34 in
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Charles  Ford La Grange Smokehouse (Le Boeuf sur Le Toit)
La Grange Smokehouse I (Le Boeuf sur Le Toit), 2002
acrylic on canvas
26 x 50 in
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Charles  Ford La Grange Smokehouse (Le Boeuf sur Le Toit)
La Grange Smokehouse II (Le Boeuf sur Le Toit), 2014
acrylic on panel
19.5 x 37.5 in
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Charles  Ford Main Street Houston
Main Street Houston, 2008
acrylic on masonite
21 x 30 in
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Charles  Ford Milby Hair Salon
Milby Hair Salon, 2008
acrylic on canvas
24 x 32 in
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Charles  Ford Oakland
Oakland School On the Navidad, 2015
acrylic on panel
29 x 23 in
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Charles  Ford Palace Boot Shop
Palace Boot Shop, 2014
acrylic on panel
30 x 24 in
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Charles  Ford Coffee Shop
Pig Stand Coffee Shop, 2015
acrylic on panel
18.5 x 33 in
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Charles  Ford San Felipe Cottage
San Felipe Cottage, 2016
acrylic on masonite
24 x 30 in
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Charles  Ford Satellite Lounge
Satellite Lounge, 2002
acrylic on canvas
24 x 42 in
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Charles  Ford St. John Church_ c. 1891_ Sam Houston Park
St. John Church, c. 1891, Sam Houston Park, 2015
acrylic on masonite
28 x 22 in
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Charles  Ford Staiti House_ Sam Houston Park
Staiti House, Sam Houston Park, 2015
acrylic on board
24 x 30 in
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Charles  Ford Subway_ Downtown Houston
Subway, Downtown Houston, 2002
acrylic on canvas
20 x 42 in
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Charles  Ford Taqueria La Flor
Taqueria La Flor, 2002
acrylic on canvas
20 x 30 in
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Charles  Ford Taqueria
Taqueria Mendez, 2015
acrylic on panel
19.5 x 37 in
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Charles  Ford The Acadian Bakers Bakery
The Acadian Bakers Bakery, 2015
acrylic and oil on panel
24 x 36 in
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Charles  Ford The Untermeyer Building_ Columbus
The Untermeyer Building, Columbus, 2015
acrylic on panel
25 x 24 in
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Charles  Ford Venus Hair
Venus Hair, 2014
acrylic on panel
22.5 x 30 in
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Charles  Ford

Charles Ford

Charles Ford Description

 

CHARLES FORD (b. 1941)

 

Charles Ford was born in Dallas, Texas. He earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Lamar University and, for the next 15 years, worked in the field of engineering. In the early 1980s, he left for New York and had a successful career as a painter there for over nine years prior to returning to Texas.

As a photorealist painter, he strives to accurately convey the feeling of his environment through his vivid pieces. In his recent paintings of Houston, Ford captures the changing face of the Magnolia City, painting a wide range of subjects from iconic city landmarks, like the River Oaks Theater and the old Harold’s Department Store, to scenes typically overlooked by the hurried passer-by.

Through his meticulous attention to detail, Ford has a unique ability to single out moments and capture the character at the heart of his chosen locations. Each Texas scene exudes a true sense of place through his particular use of light, shadow, reflection, and color.

Just as in the work of Richard Estes and Chuck Close—forbearers of the American photorealist movement of the late 1960s—Ford’s paintings demonstrate the assimilation of photography into the art world. He typically works from color photographic stills to create paintings that appear to be photographs, almost mechanical in representation. Ford’s efforts result in a series of consistently elegant renditions of the Texas scene, all characterized by exceptional composition and strong elements of color and light.

 

Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

  • 1941 Born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964 BS, Mechanical Engineering, Lamar University, Beaumont
  • 1986 Included in Who’s Who in American Art–1986, Jaques Cattell Press
  • 2005 Included in Davenport’s Art Reference: The Gold Edition, Ray Davenport, editor, Gordon’s Art Reference, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2005 Included in The Artist’s Bluebook: 34,000 North American Artists to March 2005, edited by Lonnie Pierson Dunbier, AskART.com Inc.
  • Resides in Houston, Texas

 

Selected Exhibitions

  • 1979 Dimension Houston, Juried Exhibit, Art League of Houston, Houston
  • 1979 Jewish Community Center of Houston, Juried Exhibit, Houston
  • 1981 New Artists at Madison Square Garden, Juried Exhibit, New York
  • 1982 Solo, Kaber Gallery, New York
  • 1982 The New Realists, Cote Galleries, Rockville Center, Huntington, New York
  • 1983 Prizewinner, Beth-El Art Show, Juried Exhibit, West Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1984 Solo, Art Expo, New York
  • 1984 Solo, The Uptown Gallery, New York
  • 1984 Painting New York, Museum of the City of New York
  • 1985 Two-person show, Las Vegas Museum of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas
  • 1985 Solo, Foxhall Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1986 Urban Visions, Uptown Gallery, New York
  • 1986 Robinson Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 1987 Gallery Henoch, New York
  • 1988 Foxhall Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • 1988 ABC Show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1989 Love Galleries, Chicago
  • 1989 Works on Paper, Queensborough Community Art Museum, New York
  • 1990 New Art from New York, Juried Exhibit, traveled to Texas and California
  • 1994 Recent Acquisitions, Museum of the City of New York
  • 1999 Solo, Uptown Gallery, New York
  • 2002 Solo, Williams Tower, Houston
  • 2003 Two-person show, Harris Gallery, Houston
  • 2004 city_works: Recent Paintings, Uptown Gallery, New York
  • 2015 Painting in the Texas Tradition: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring

2015 Ties that Bind: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Turner House, Dallas

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