Artist Feature: Thomas Blackshear -Friday, March 17, 2017
Thirty-five years is a long time to do anything, let alone sustain a career as a working artist – especially in a day and age where more and more people spend their time in a digital realm, where art does not always successfully translate. Thomas Blackshear, in spite of the challenges that face many in this modern market, has managed to make a longstanding and prolific career. An artist who has managed to not only maintain but also thrive with a genre-bending career that runs the gamut from painting, to sketching, to sculpting. Throughout the course of his lifetime, he has become the most collectible African American sculptor on the retail market. So much so, that most folks have seen his work over the course of their lives, without knowing whose hands created it. Let us delve a little further into the man behind the art, and get to know our featured artist.