Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner chronicled the joys and pathos of ordinary people. Blending the drama of seventeenth-century Dutch painting with impressionist brushwork, Turner derived his subject matter from jazz and his daily experiences within the neighborhoods of Chester and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “I tend to measure the success of my pieces by how they stand up technically, emotionally, and innovatively to a Coltrane solo or whether I’ve captured the spirit of the occasion, a la Ellington…At the very least, hopefully, these vignettes of experience will help to provide insight into some African American lifestyles and serve as an inspiration to my students and others to continue the legacy of African American participation in the arts,” he said.

Source: Ro Gallery