MulticulturarArt.com - Original Paintings, fine art prints, sculpture and exhibitions

Original paintings, giclees and exhibitions by Dane Tilghman, Reginald K. Gee, James Killings Jr., Fumihiro Kato and Jack Crying Raven Anderson.

This site presents 5 established multicultural artists whose creativity depicts the diversity of the world we live in. Each artist’s passion and vision has the power to evoke an emotional response from you. Sit back and enjoy the art. Hosted by Victor Edgar Rivera, Poet & Art Dealer. Victor Edgar Rivera, Poet and Art Dealer

Contact info: 609-828-0691 / or multiculturalart@gmail.com.

 

Dane Tilghman

Dane Tilghman, Premier Painter of the African-American Experience

Dane Tilghman is constantly taking his artwork towards new dimensions; he has gone from realism to incorporating his own interpretations of surrealism and elongation. Over the years, Dane has established himself as one of the premier painters of African American Golf Art and Negro League Baseball images. Since 1979, Dane has exhibited his artwork throughout the North/South-East at festivals, galleries, trade shows, and conventions. Dane 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. Additionally, Dane has created a baseball mural for Turner Stadium in Atlanta and he has displayed his Negro League Baseball Prints at Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia. Venues where Dane's art has appeared have not been limited to galleries and sports related events; his artwork has also appeared in Sports Illustrated, on ESPN's website, various scholastic books published by McGraw-Hill, and the Western Journal of Black Studies vol. 16. Dane's work has been seen on popular TV shows, such as "The Cosby Show" and "Roseanne," and articles have appeared on Dane in US Art, Upscale and Black Parenting magazine. In 1989 and 1995, Dane's art was included in an exhibition at the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum in Philadelphia. In addition, Dane 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. Dane's work has even been presented to various notable individuals, including Dave Winfield, Ozzie Davis, Nelson Mandela, and Bill Cosby. Dane's art is in great demand and is available on various art products: church bulletins, ceramic mugs, church fans, golf apparel, and greeting cards. Dane's philosophy is best described as bringing out the best of the African American Experience.

James Killings, Jr.

James Killings Jr., Artist and Musician

James Killings, Jr. was born in Mineral Wells, Texas in 1961. His father was in the military, which gave the family an opportunity to travel abroad and live in different sections of the world. This experience was an influencing factor to James’ creative spirit. He developed a unique vision that is manifested through his artwork. While living in Hawaii, James did his first piece in a high school art class. His teacher, without his knowledge, submitted the work in a local contest and it won. This ignited James's creative quest and also gave him confidence to embark upon a career as an artist. In 1979, James Killings, Jr. moved to Atlanta, GA., which began a major chapter in his life. An understanding of his African-American culture and how it relates to the world was revealed. He developed into a performing musician playing the guitar and continued to fulfill his desire to paint. Through the expression of painting, James communicates his love of people, music, and life. “Sometimes words aren’t heard, so I allow my work to speak”, is what James is known to say. He continues to feed his creative appetite by playing and painting in the Atlanta area.

Reginald Kevin Gee

Reginald K Gee, Contemporary African and Native American (Blackfoot/Choctaw) Artist.

Reginald K (Kevin) Gee is a contemporary artist who for over 25 years has created hundreds of paintings, including the brown paper bag series (1995-2002). Known for his comical, expressive faces and colorful, surreal landscapes and seascapes, Gee is of African and Native American (Blackfoot/Choctaw) descent. Gee was born April 28, 1964, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Gee broke into the art world at an outdoor exhibition in 1986 at Milwaukee’s Performing Arts Center, now known as the Marcus Center. Gee’s paintings have been exhibited at the Outsider Art Fair, the National Black Fine Arts Show, and the Chicago Black Art Expo. In 2002, two of Gee's paintings, "The Inspiration" and "Honest Crowd," were selected for inclusion in a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King. In 2013, the David Barnett Gallery held a 25-year retrospective of Gee's paintings.

Jack Crying Raven Anderson

Jack Crying Raven Anderson, Painter of Ramapough Lunaape Heritage with African-American Roots

“My life has been an overwhelming, but fantastic journey. I have documented this journey through my art. Since the beginning I have loved color. I have been using color to create since I was old enough to pick up a crayon. In the early 60’s I went on a class trip to the Met. I was attracted to a painting by Demuth entitled, “The Figure 5 in Gold.” The painting was inspired by a William Carlos Williams’ poem, “The Great Figure.” Since then I have used color and paint to express my loves, my fears, my sorrows and my joys.

I am a self-taught artist. I have shown in group and solo shows over the past 25 years in the NYC and NJ area. One of my most recent accomplishments in 2015 was to have two of my works selected for the permanent collection at Museo MAAM in Rome , Italy. Credits and appreciation go to Cynthia, my best friend, wife, lover, muse and confidant. My jazz and blues paintings are my interpositions of my love for the art of jazz and blues. Some of these paintings are portraits of my favorite artists. However there are others that are quite personal.

What I paint comes from my heart and soul. I want the viewer to use their imagination. Look at everything that is going on and, then, from the title feel the emotions and draw their own conclusion. Love, color, passion, music and desire are all words that should be said in the same breathe. These words leave me breathless…..without these I cannot paint!.”

Dane Tilghman

Fumihiro Kato, Contemporary Japanese Artist from Osaka, Japan. Painter of Magical Fantasies.

Besides creating detailed paintings depicting a vivid glimpse of nature (intricate environmental scenes of mountains, flowers, and landscapes) and meticulously-painted portraits of mystic/magical figures, Fumihiro Kato is also a collector of antique Japanese pottery, a judge of Japanese swords, a chef of Japanese cuisine and a Japanese tatoo artist.