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Dane Tilghman Art Exhibition for African American History Month at ETS

Dane Tilghman, Premier Painter of the African-American Experience
Dane Tilghman, Premier Painter of the African-American Experience
Dane Tilghman Art Exhibition for African American History Month at ETS in Princeton, New Jersey, depicts the African-American Experience, from the blues to the northern migration 2017-02-08 06:16:23
Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Dane Tilghman is considered one of the premier painters of African American Experience. Since 1979, Tilghman has exhibited his artwork throughout the U.S. at festivals, galleries, trade shows, and conventions. He has received numerous awards, including the Medal of Honor in Graphics from the American Artists Professional League. In 1999, a Dane Tilghman baseball image was incorporated into the Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Additionally, Tilghman has created a baseball mural for Turner Stadium in Atlanta and has displayed his Negro League Baseball Prints at Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia.

Tilghman’s artwork has appeared on Sports Illustrated and ESPN online, plus various scholastic books published by McGraw-Hill and the Western Journal of Black Studies, vol. 16. Tilghman’s art has been seen on popular TV shows, such as "The Cosby Show" and "Roseanne." Magazine articles about Tilghman have appeared in U.S. Art, Upscale and Black Parenting magazine. In 1989 and 1995, Tilghman’s art was included in an exhibition at the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum in Philadelphia. In addition, Tilghman has exhibited his artwork in solo shows at various universities, including Widener University, West Chester University, The University of Pennsylvania, and the Butler Institute of Fine Art in Youngstown, Ohio.

Notable individuals who have a Tilghman work-of-art in their collection include Dave Winfield, Ozzie Davis, Nelson Mandela, and Bill Cosby. Tilghman describes his philosophy on creating as depicting the best of the African American Experience.

Some of the paintings in the ETS African American History Month Exhibition include: on our way north; Waiting for the wash; playing the blues; blind man blues; grandma and me; Moving day; Tired Gardener; Horse and buggy.

This exhibition is on display until February 28, 2017, at the Educational Testing Service’s U.S. Headquarters, 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton, New Jersey. The opening reception for the employees of ETS and invited guests is Friday, February 10th, from 1-3PM.

For more information on the art of Dane Tilghman, call 609-828-0691 or visit

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