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Thomas Blackshear
About The Artist :
THOMAS BLACKSHEAR II, the son of an Air Force captain, was born in Waco, Texas, and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. "Drawing was all I ever liked to do," he says. "While all the other guys were playing baseball or basketball, I was in my house, drawing." He pursued an interest in art throughout high school, securing a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago. After a year there, he transferred to the nearby Academy of Art. While finishing his college education, he was recruited by Hallmark Cards and later became the apprentice of illustrator Mark English.

Blackshear settled in Kansas City, where he became head illustrator at the prestigious Godbold/Richter Studio. A year later, he began a prosperous freelance career, illustrating many advertisements, several U.S. Postal Service stamp collections—one called "Black Heritage," another on classic movies, and a third on jazz musicians—and several series of Hamilton Group collector s plates featuring scenes from Star Wars, Star Trek, and The Wizard of Oz. Although he was successful, he was dissatisfied and decided to pursue a career in fine art.

Blackshear has received many awards for his artwork, including the Society of Illustrators coveted Gold Medal. He was profiled on The Living Canvas, an art magazine of the airwaves that was shown on public television, and he has been featured on the Ebony/Jet Showcase and The 700 Club, and in The Saturday Evening Post. An exhibit of his original works for the Black Heritage stamp series premiered in 1992 at the Smithsonian s National Museum of American History and subsequently toured the United States.

Browse and enjoy the great African American Art work from one of Today's most collected African American Artists, Thomas Blackshear..

Thomas Blackshear PORTFOLIO

Swan Song

Thomas Blackshear - Swan Song


Star Trek Mr. Spock 25th Anniversary Plate

Thomas Blackshear - Star Trek Mr. Spock 25th Anniversary Plate


Star Trek Lt. Uhura 25th Anniversary Plate

Thomas Blackshear - Star Trek Lt. Uhura 25th Anniversary Plate


Star Trek Dr. Mccoy 25th Anniversary Plate

Thomas Blackshear - Star Trek Dr. Mccoy 25th Anniversary Plate


Star Trek Captain Kirk 25th Anniversary Plate

Thomas Blackshear - Star Trek Captain Kirk 25th Anniversary Plate


Star Trek Scotty 25th Anniversary Plate

Thomas Blackshear - Star Trek Scotty 25th Anniversary Plate


Star Trek Hikaru Sulu 25th Anniversary Plate

Thomas Blackshear - Star Trek Hikaru Sulu 25th Anniversary Plate


Star Trek Picard - The Next Generation

Thomas Blackshear - Star Trek Picard - The Next Generation


Star Trek Riker - The Next Generation

Thomas Blackshear - Star Trek Riker - The Next Generation


Wizard Of Oz - A Glimpse Of The Munchkins

Thomas Blackshear - Wizard Of Oz - A Glimpse Of The Munchkins


1988 Wizard Of Oz Dorothy Meets The Scarecrow

Thomas Blackshear - 1988 Wizard Of Oz Dorothy Meets The Scarecrow


1988 Wizard Of Oz If I Were King Of The Forest

Thomas Blackshear - 1988 Wizard Of Oz If I Were King Of The Forest


1988 Wizard Of Oz The Great And Powerful Oz

Thomas Blackshear - 1988 Wizard Of Oz The Great And Powerful Oz


1988 Wizard Of Oz

Thomas Blackshear - 1988 Wizard Of Oz


1988 Wizard Of Oz We're Off To See The Wizard

Thomas Blackshear - 1988 Wizard Of Oz We're Off To See The Wizard


Star Trek Collector Plate 25th Anniversary

Thomas Blackshear - Star Trek Collector Plate 25th Anniversary


Star Wars Series - Luke And Darth Vader

Thomas Blackshear - Star Wars Series - Luke And Darth Vader


Star Wars Series - R2d2 And Wicket

Thomas Blackshear - Star Wars Series - R2d2 And Wicket


Next Generation Crew - Data

Thomas Blackshear - Next Generation Crew - Data


Next Generation Crew - Lt. Worf

Thomas Blackshear - Next Generation Crew - Lt. Worf


Next Generation Crew - Dr. Crusher

Thomas Blackshear - Next Generation Crew - Dr. Crusher


Next Generation Crew - Counselor Troi

Thomas Blackshear - Next Generation Crew - Counselor Troi


Next Generation Crew - Geordi Laforge

Thomas Blackshear - Next Generation Crew - Geordi Laforge


James Cagney

Thomas Blackshear - James Cagney


Classic Movie Monsters

Thomas Blackshear - Classic Movie Monsters


Black Heritage Jean Baptiste Set

Thomas Blackshear - Black Heritage Jean Baptiste Set


Du Sable-Commemorative Pane

Thomas Blackshear - Du Sable-Commemorative Pane


Liberty Poster Print

Thomas Blackshear - Liberty Poster Print


Watchers In The Night (canvas Edition) With Forgiven Witness Cards

Thomas Blackshear - Watchers In The Night (canvas Edition) With Forgiven Witness Cards


Liberty Framed Print - Limited Edition

Thomas Blackshear - Liberty Framed Print - Limited Edition


Forgiven Limited Edition Canvas

Thomas Blackshear - Forgiven Limited Edition Canvas


Liberty Print Only - Limited Edition

Thomas Blackshear - Liberty Print Only - Limited Edition


Intimacy (serigraph) Original Release

Thomas Blackshear - Intimacy (serigraph) Original Release


Night In Day - Unframed Print Artist Proof

Thomas Blackshear - Night In Day - Unframed Print Artist Proof


Super Bowl XXXVII Commemorative Poster

Thomas Blackshear - Super Bowl XXXVII Commemorative Poster


The Vessel

Thomas Blackshear - The Vessel


Indian Paint Brush

Thomas Blackshear - Indian Paint Brush


Beauty And The Beast

Thomas Blackshear - Beauty And The Beast


Beauty And The Beast Canvas Giclee

Thomas Blackshear - Beauty And The Beast Canvas Giclee


Beauty And The Beast - Unframed Print

Thomas Blackshear - Beauty And The Beast - Unframed Print


Illumination

Thomas Blackshear - Illumination


Cherished

Thomas Blackshear - Cherished


Beauty And The Beast Limited Edition Canvas

Thomas Blackshear - Beauty And The Beast Limited Edition Canvas


Texas Chillin Lithograph

Thomas Blackshear - Texas Chillin Lithograph


Intimacy Anniversary Edition Number 6

Thomas Blackshear - Intimacy Anniversary Edition Number 6


Now What? Lithograph

Thomas Blackshear - Now What? Lithograph


TWINKY WINK CLOWN

Thomas Blackshear - TWINKY WINK CLOWN


Waggletag

Thomas Blackshear - Waggletag


Intimacy

Thomas Blackshear - Intimacy


Ready For Battle

Thomas Blackshear - Ready For Battle


The Sound Of Victory

Thomas Blackshear - The Sound Of Victory


Little Pilot Adorable Boy Hand Signed Artist Proof

Thomas Blackshear - Little Pilot Adorable Boy Hand Signed Artist Proof


Little Pilot Adorable Girl Hand Signed Artist Proof

Thomas Blackshear - Little Pilot Adorable Girl Hand Signed Artist Proof


Little Pilot Adorable Boy And Girl Artist Proof Matched Numbered Set Hand Signed By Thomas Blackshear

Thomas Blackshear - Little Pilot Adorable Boy And Girl Artist Proof Matched Numbered Set Hand Signed By Thomas Blackshear


Pinkie Poo Innocent Wonders Artist Signed

Thomas Blackshear - Pinkie Poo Innocent Wonders Artist Signed


Zip Doodle Innocent Wonders

Thomas Blackshear - Zip Doodle Innocent Wonders


Dinky Toot Innocent Wonders

Thomas Blackshear - Dinky Toot Innocent Wonders


Rustic Decorative Stand

Thomas Blackshear - Rustic Decorative Stand


Angel At Rest Artist Proof Hand Signed By Thomas Blackshear

Thomas Blackshear - Angel At Rest Artist Proof Hand Signed By Thomas Blackshear


Angel At Rest

Thomas Blackshear - Angel At Rest


CATCHING A BLESSING GIRL HAND SIGNED ARTIST PROOF

Thomas Blackshear - CATCHING A BLESSING GIRL HAND SIGNED ARTIST PROOF


CATCHING A BLESSING BOY HAND SIGNED ARTIST PROOF

Thomas Blackshear - CATCHING A BLESSING BOY HAND SIGNED ARTIST PROOF


Catching A Blessing Artist Proof (set of 2)

Thomas Blackshear - Catching A Blessing Artist Proof (set of 2)


The Watcher

Thomas Blackshear - The Watcher


For You

Thomas Blackshear - For You


Golden Breeze Artist Proof No 1

Thomas Blackshear - Golden Breeze Artist Proof No 1


Intimacy (serigraph) Unframed Original Release Artist Proof

Thomas Blackshear - Intimacy (serigraph) Unframed Original Release Artist Proof


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