As a painter and pacesetter, Andrew Turner produced works of art in a marvelous array of themes. Over 100 images of Andrew Turner and his art are featured in the book.
There are dozens of quotes, comments and testimonials in the book.
“My husband and I are huge Andrew Turner fans. In the 90s, we lived in Philadelphia, eventually working our way up to being able to afford an apartment across the street from Sande Webster’s gallery (on Locust). She had Turner’s paintings in the window. We agreed we would buy one, but couldn’t agree on which one, so we bought two! We had no business buying any (given finances at the time) but I’m so glad we did.
I also have a copy of Marco Solo (children’s book) with his beautiful work in it. I will post photos of the two we have. One is called “Boppin” and the other – I think “Eight Ball.”
“Mr. Turner was an artist whose works grabbed the essence of his upbringing. His use of anything that he put images on is what separates him. A Philadelphia Jewel. Glad that I got an opportunity to meet him.”
Adrian J. Moody
Collector and Gallery Owner of Moody JONES Gallery
“The interesting thing was that his work cut across all ethnicities even though the subject matter was African-American. If you loved music and looked at the jazz painting, you could hear music. If you saw the church lady, you would hear the sermon. If you were a kid who ever looked in a window lusting after a bicycle, you’d feel that in his kid paintings. No other artist I’ve represented in 33 years was more able to touch human beings’ hearts than he did.”
The Sande Webster Gallery
“Andrew Turner was what I would call a lyrical artist who created his own genre of painting, instantly recognizable, no matter what his subject was. I say, lyrical because somehow or other, his paintings seemed always to be a positive aspect of whatever scene of everyday life he was depicting. Once in a while, there might appear a touch of wistfulness, but, never ugly, mean or violent.”
Toni Nash, a true believer
Producer: “Andrew Turner, Just a man who Paints.”