Andrew Turner - Painter

Andrew Turner (with painting Piano Man)

Andrew Turner was born in Chester, Delaware County in 1944 and was a graduate of Chester High School. He received his BA from Temple University's Tyler School of Art.

Turner's oils of city life have been widely acclaimed and collected throughout the country. His paintings are in the collections of Woody Allen, Prince and Bill Cosby, and in the homes and corporations of many dignitaries.

Turner who chronicled and documented the cityscape once said, "My paintings are vignettes of city life, depicting the joy and pathos of ordinary people in their daily pursuits. There are no embellishments or decorative additions. I am reporting what I see. But my people become heroic just by being, just by living from day to day."

Turner taught in the Chester Schools, was a lecturer and guest artist at Widener University, and lectured at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania.

He died of lung cancer at the age of 58 in 2001.