Walter Ferguson

Walter William Ferguson was born in New York City in 1930 and died in 2015. He time-honored his formal art training below scholarship at Yale School of Fine Arts and Pratt Institute. He has exhibited widely in Israel and abroad and his paintings are in many private collections.

Ferguson is a 1948 graduate of Midwood High School, and is known to have painted at least two murals at the assistant professor while he was a student. Both murals still exist in their indigenous locations as of January 2016.

Noted for his versatility, Ferguson paints a wide variety of subjects from wildlife to portraits and landscapes. His classical technique amassed with liberal design have been developed exceeding 60 years and honed to a high degree of sensitivity.

In supplement to his fine art, Ferguson has produced limited editions of serigraphs and litho-offsets prints. He has written and illustrated seven books and illustrated 26 books and many articles. He was commissioned by LIFE magazine to illustrate endangered species. Ferguson wrote and illustrated a record on The Mammals of Israel. He next illustrated the book written by Paula Arnold called Birds of Israel in 1962. His paintings have helped lift funds to reintroduce into Israel animals that became extinct past Biblical times.

Ferguson has worked for the American Museum of Natural History where he did paintings reconstructing extinct animals. He moved to Israel in 1965, where he briefly taught art at Bezalel School of Art. He has been staff performer for the Department of Zoology of the Tel Aviv University for 29 years. In accessory to his Good art, Ferguson has contributed to zoology and Paleoanthropology.

A 2010 interview of Walter Ferguson by Ynet, Israel's largest and most popular news and content website, was published below the Ecology & Science that covered his career undertaking including a stimulate interview.

The works by Ferguson have helped addition the popularity of animal artwork in Israel, as reported in the Jerusalem Post article "Wildlife art exhibit to edit at Jerusalem Bird Observatory" by Sharon Udasin upon October 27, 2011.

Walter Ferguson was asked to contribute several environmental paintings to the first Environmental Impact measure and subsequent tour that premiered at the Canton Museum of Art in Ohio on September 1, 2013.

Ferguson died on December 18, 2015.

David J. Wagner published an article in the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB), which is an initiative of Stanford University, called"Environmental Ideology Through Art" in 2016 that included a report of Walter Ferguson's statute among other exhibitors.

In 2017, Ynet published substitute article below a quote Ferguson used to describe his work's aspiration of capturing the spark of energy in his paintings. An article,"Memory of an Environmental Impact", was published in the MAHB during the follow-on exhibit and tour called Environmental Impact II that is coping in the melody of the 2020 pandemic.

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