“The Northside” Cover Artist Hart Featured in Press of AC Article

Tyrone L. Hart paints what he knows. Much of his work depicts churches, children and the lives of black men and women.

Tyrone L. Hart

Plexus Publishing Inc., of Medford Township, Burlington County, wanted to make use of both his skill as an artist and his knowledge as a man who spent most of his life living on the city’s north side.

Hart’s illustrations adorn the cover of “The Northside,” the second book about Atlantic City’s past from Nelson Johnson, whose first book, the New York Times bestseller “Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City,” has been adapted into an HBO series airing Sundays.

The new book, subtitled “African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City,” is scheduled for release Nov. 29.

“This project has been one of the longest projects I ever worked on, but the most fulfilling,” said Hart, 53, who started creating artwork he hoped would be included in “The Northside” book in 2007. “Any artist – a writer, a singer or a visual artist like myself – will tell you, when you find yourself, that’s the most beautiful thing. … History has been my niche. Now, I have something I can really dig my teeth into because now, there’s something I believe in.”

Read the rest of Vincent Jackson’s article about
Mr. Hart at the Press of Atlantic City website.

Tyrone L. Hart’s paintings can be
viewed at Fine Art America.