Tilghman, Dane, (Tennis Player)
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"Tennis Player" by Dane Tilghman
14 1/4 x 38 1/2 inches watercolor painting on paper, 1994 --framed
One of the premier painters of African American golf art and Negro baseball league images. Dane Tilghman has developed his own unique style of painting from realism to a combination of surrealism and primitive elongation, creating his own genre of African-American figurative painting. Born in West Chester, since 1979 Tilghman has exhibited his work throughout the United States and has received numerous awards, including the Medal of Honor in Graphics from the American Artists Professional League. In 1998 he was the featured artist on the QVC Celebration of Black History Month and in 1996 was featured on the Home Shopping Network.
Tilghman’s paintings have appeared in Sports Illustrated, scholastic books published by McGraw-Hill, and the Western Journal of Black Studies. Recently, a painting of his was featured in the movie Creed. He has been featured in U.S. Art, Upscale, and Black Parentingmagazines as well as on television in The Cosby Show and Roseanne.
His work was exhibited at the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum in Philadelphia in 1989 and 1995 and has been showcased in solo shows at Widener University, West Chester State University, University of Pennsylvania, and the Butler Institute of Fine Art in Youngstown, Ohio. His paintings are in many private and corporate collections, including those of Dave Winfield, Ozzie Davis, Nelson Mandela, Bill Cosby, Luster Products Corporation, Nabisco Corporation, and Southco.