LEE D. TILLMAN
OIL ON MASONITE, SIGNED
AMERICAN, DATED 1945 FORT DIX NEW JERSEY
36 X 27 INCHES
Lee D. Tillman
Tillman was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on December 24, 1916.
Lee graduated from Academy High School and the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts.
He served in the US Army from 1941 to 1945 during World War II. He met Marjorie Claffey, his wife of 56 years, in 1947, when she attended an oil painting class he was teaching.
Lee was a commercial artist and owned and operated Tillman Art Studio in Erie until 1979 when he, his wife, and her twin sister, Mary Claffey, retired to Florida.