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Ford P R McLain

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The artwork of Ford P. R. McLain, including items for sale.

Ford P R McLain


Ford P. R. McLain 
Ford P. R. McLain is a primitive-abstract painter living in Albany, New York. He is both a descendent of Italian immigrants and a son of the American Revolution. His influences include Paul Gauguin (his gateway painter), painters of the New York School of the 1940s and 1950s (Gorky, deKooning, Frankenthaler, Pollock, Mitchell, Kline, et al.), jazz musicians Charles Mingus and Miles Davis, playwright Sam Shepard, and filmmakers David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick. He began as a primitive painter, but in late 2013 McLain moved into abstract painting. Many of McLain’s paintings contain themes of spiritual liberation through the nexus of creativity and sexuality, as well as the connections between a painter and his muses (of which he has had a few). McLain’s...


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Albany, NY
United States


Paintings for Our Time Paintings created during the period of the Covid-19 Pandemic (April 2020 - ?)
Coffee Time! Paintings about Metaphysics
Soul Trip A series of paintings about a road trip of sorts.
The Red Series Painted in the summer of 2017, using oils and mixed media, this is a new direction for my primitive abstract art.
Abstracts In the fall of 2013, I began painting abstract pieces.


The Life of a Painter's Cat
Notice the blue paint. She jumps up on me and I cannot resist petting her.

No Better Place To Hide
...than an air-conditioned movie theater when it is hot out.

Life In My Cloister

Lo Spirito Della Scala
A new painting has begun.

The Last Book Of The Year
This is a 1941 illustrated publication of one of my favorite novels. I also have a 1919 edition. As you might know, Gauguin was my gateway painter.

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