Art Brokerage: Clayton Pond American Artist: b. 1941. Born in 1941, Clayton Pond's paintings and prints glorify the simple subjects of his immediate environment by isolating objects in monumental grandeur. Though said to have Pop and Optical influences, Clayton Pond's style is all his own. After receiving his BFA at Carnegie-Mellon (1964) and his MFA from Pratt Institute (1966), he moved to the warehouse district in Lower Manhattan, which is now the center of the SOHO art district. His success continues with more than 70 one-man exhibitions to his credit, commissions from NASA and the Kentucky Derby, and representation in over 50 museum collections. Selected collections include the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C., The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Minneapolis Institue of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, and U.S. Embassies in 17 foreign countries. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.