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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

Classic Movie Monsters

Thomas Blackshear - Classic Movie Monsters


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 The Witch Casts A Spell

Thomas Blackshear - 1988 Wizard Of Oz The Witch Casts A Spell


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


Classic Movie Monsters By Thomas Blackshear

Thomas Blackshear - Classic Movie Monsters By Thomas Blackshear


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


1990 - Classic Films - Us Mint Stamps

Thomas Blackshear - 1990 - Classic Films - Us Mint Stamps


James Cagney

Thomas Blackshear - James Cagney


Classic Movie Monsters Signed By Thomas Blackshear

Thomas Blackshear - Classic Movie Monsters Signed By Thomas Blackshear


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)

Thomas Blackshear - Watchers In The Night (canvas Edition)


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) Artist Proof #13

Thomas Blackshear - Intimacy (serigraph) Artist Proof #13


Beauty And The Beast - Framed Print

Thomas Blackshear - Beauty And The Beast - Framed Print


Night In Day - Unframed Print

Thomas Blackshear - Night In Day - Unframed Print


Super Bowl XxxvII Commemorative Poster

Thomas Blackshear - Super Bowl XxxvII Commemorative Poster


Night In Day - Unframed Canvas

Thomas Blackshear - Night In Day - Unframed Canvas


The Vessel

Thomas Blackshear - The Vessel


Coat Of Many Colors Limited Edition

Thomas Blackshear - Coat Of Many Colors Limited Edition


Forgiven Limited Edition Framed

Thomas Blackshear II - Forgiven Limited Edition Framed


Forgiven Limited Edition Print

Thomas Blackshear II - Forgiven Limited Edition Print


The Watcher Limited Edition Print

Thomas Blackshear - The Watcher  Limited Edition Print


Coat Of Many Colors Limited Edition

Thomas Blackshear II - Coat Of Many Colors Limited Edition


Indian Paint Brush

Thomas Blackshear - Indian Paint Brush


Intimacy

Thomas Blackshear - Intimacy


Beauty And The Beast

Thomas Blackshear - Beauty And The Beast


Beauty And The Beast Canvas Giclee

Thomas Blackshear - Beauty And The Beast Canvas Giclee


The Vessel Framed #10 Of 500

Thomas Blackshear - The Vessel Framed #10 Of 500


Beauty And The Beast - Unframed Print

Thomas Blackshear - Beauty And The Beast - Unframed Print


Forgiven Canvas Transfer Gallery Wrapped

Master Peace Collection - Forgiven Canvas Transfer Gallery Wrapped


Forgiven Print mounted on wood

Thomas Blackshear II - Forgiven Print mounted on wood


Good Catch Gallery Proof No 50

Ebony Visions - Good Catch Gallery Proof No 50


Texas Chillin Lithograph

Thomas Blackshear - Texas Chillin Lithograph


Preparing to Sound the Alarm Lithograph

Thomas Blackshear - Preparing to Sound the Alarm Lithograph


Intimacy Lithograph

Thomas Blackshear - Intimacy Lithograph


Now What? Lithograph

Thomas Blackshear - Now What? Lithograph


Indian Paint Brush Giclee On Canvas

Thomas Blackshear - Indian Paint Brush Giclee On Canvas


FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA EAST ROOM EDITION

Thomas Blackshear - FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA EAST ROOM EDITION


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