The Art for the Soul Gallery in Springfield, Mass., is showcasing a collection of works by West Chester native Dane Tilghman in an exhibition titled “Just Talking,” writes Cori Urban for The Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
“This exhibition is unique in the fact that it represents the artist’s perspective of how he chooses to interpret the everyday man and the woman who lived during the early to mid-1900s,” said Rosemary Tracy Woods, the gallery’s executive director.
Tilghman was born in West Chester and is one of the nation’s most sought-after African-American artists. He primarily works in four different styles: Impressionism, Realism, and Cubism. He calls the fourth style, where he depicts the people in the painting as larger than life, “Tall Tale Art.”
The artist begins with old black-and-white photographs. From there, he connects to the soul of the person in the photograph and brings out their story.
There are 27 exhibited paintings. The originals sell for $750 to $14,000, with small prints available from $30 to $110.
Read more about Dane Tilghman in The Springfield (Mass.) Republican here.