Life Story


Born in England in 1912, Gordon Onslow Ford is noted for having been the youngest member of the pre-World War II, Paris-based surrealist group and for his lifelong pursuit of an independent path of discovery through his art. The trajectory of this pursuit led him from England to Paris, to New York as a wartime émigré, and then to a remote Tarascan village in Mexico. After the war he traveled up the Pacific west coast to San Francisco, eventually coming to rest on a hilltop in Inverness on the Point Reyes peninsula of California where he lived for fifty years until his death in 2003.