T. L. Lange studied fine art at Winthrop College in South Carolina. He moved on to Atlanta before receiving his degree to instead get his education from artists living their professions. Lange remarked, “I derive the compositions from the beauty of chaos in decay, the colors of rusty pipes, and layers of billboard advertisements. Paintings are everywhere. I keep the studio floor littered with photographs, torn paper, flecks of paint, and objects to trip over while looking for something else.” Foster/White began exhibiting T. L. Lange’s work in 2000, two years before his death at age 36.