Bill Ord - “Abstract Face”

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“Abstract Face”
Bill Ord
Oil on Board
Frame size: 13.4″ x 11.4″
Image size: 10″ x 8″
Black and Red Frame

This is an original painting by the late William (Bill) Ord, entered into a juried Dallas County Art Fair competition in 1953, as signed on the back of the painting (see photo). The face appears to be that of a Mandrill, or some other highly colorful monkey. Signed on the front and on verso.

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Bill Ord

Colonel Willam B. Ord had a long career in the military, fought in WWII and later advanced the ranks to aerospace industry. As a talented painter, Bill loved Paris above all other cities. He spent hours studying Old Masters in the Louvre. When Parkinson’s made painting his favorite bluebonnet-swathed Central Texas landscapes difficult, he adapted, transforming his style to a more Impressionistic pointillism like that of Seurat. His paintings sold in galleries in Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in Salado, Texas. After his retirement, Bill volunteered as an art instructor in the Dallas Public Schools and found a way to paint up until his death in 2012.