African American Expressions is proud to introduce the Blackshear Collection by Thomas Blackshear, the world renowned gifted artist and illustrator. Sculpted with exceptional deft and precision, each powerful detail brings these colorful and emotionally moving art pieces to life.
Born in Waco, Texas and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, celebrated artist and illustrator, Thomas Blackshear II displayed an affinity for the arts from an early age. His unique aptitude in drawing and painting earned him a scholarship to the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois where he refined his craft. Known for his dramatic lighting and sensitivity to moods, Blackshear’s work transcends culture, expressing the human experience with impeccable deft and originality.