Clayton Pond was born in the USA in 1942. Pond studied at
Pratt Institute in New York where he earned an MFA. He taught art at C.W.
Post College of Long Island University, the School of Visual Art, New
York, and the University of Wisconsin.
The USA State Department awarded Pond a grant to conduct
silkscreening workshops in five African countries. Other awards and purchase
prizes include: SAGA, Bradley National Print Show, National Print Exhibition,
Kalamazoo, Michigan; Boston Printmakers Exhibition; National Print and
Drawing Exhibition, Albion College; National Print & Drawing Exhibition
Knoxville, Tennessee; and Colorprint USA West Texas Museum. Pond's work
is collected and exhibited by museums including: Museum of Modern Art,
New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Pasadena Art Museum; Indianapolis
Museum of Art; Chicago Art Institute; Madison Art Center, Wisconsin; Columbia
Museum of Art, Georgia; Bank of New York; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Kalamazoo
Institute of Art, Michigan; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Philadelphia Museum
of Art, Pennsylvania; and National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington,
DC. Clayton Pond's works are in US Embassies in Cotonou, Canberra, Bamako,
Dakar Ismir, Saigon, Tehran, Beirut, Ankara, Tunis, Amman, Baghdad, New
Delhi, Katmandu, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, and Athens.
Pond an accomplished painter, is best known for his graphic arts. Colors are bright and statements are strong and bold. Images sometimes make cultural statements, celebrate, and are charming - as the piece displayed below. The silk screen poster displayed here is a classic example of Clayton Pond's best known work.
See Peter Max, American Artist.
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