Drew Tal was born in Israel in the 1960s, and grew up there. At that time, he says “the young state was a true melting pot for millions of immigrants from all around the globe.” This rich cultural diversity fueled Tal’s curiosity about other cultures, customs, and beliefs.
Almost an artist-anthropologist, Tal has spent his adult life traveling, immersing himself in other cultures, and photographing them. He uses texture and form from his travels to create works that appear to be combination painting/photography. Tal’s images portray an understanding and compassion that transcends nationality.
Tal’s works are included in the Maison de la Photographie Museum in Lille, France, Rezan Has Museum in Istanbul, Norton Museum of Art, New Britain Museum of American Art, and art fairs throughout the world. Turner Carroll Gallery represents Drew’s work in Santa Fe.