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Thomas Blackshear Intimacy 


Thomas Blackshear Intimacy 

Thomas Blackshear Intimacy   Thomas Blackshear

Status: Available | Condition: New | Edition:Limited Edition  | Edition Size: Edition limited to 1000 pieces | Dim:6.75 inches | Thomas Blackshear| Item #: le-tb-440.

Price: $ 125.00 USD      

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Intimacy from Thomas Blackshear's Original Art Work. "The Intimacy painting has two sides to it," Thomas explains. "On one side, the woman held several masks near her face ­ symbols of the bland or false masks that people wear when they go into the world to socialize or do business." The right side of the woman’s face revealed her beautiful glaze, a beam of light radiating from her body, and a beautiful flower garden representing what Thomas calls, "the true color of her real self." Prices will begin to increase on this item soon.  

NOTES: Ne’Qwa, in the Mandarin language, is the term for this centuries-old artistic tradition of reverse painting on the inside of glass. This technique creates a brilliance and luster that is not attainable with standard painting methods. Through a small opening in each ornament, the artist uses delicate brush strokes to hand-paint on the inside of mouth-blown glass. From outlining to shading to color application, all work is painstakingly done in freehand.

Intimacy   by Thomas Blackshear Is a Limited Edition production by the Artist. Print Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity which affirms that this Art Print is an authentic Limited Edition production from  Thomas Blackshear.

Thomas Blackshear bio

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.

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