The self-styled 'Afro-Nouveau' artistry of Thomas Blackshear has garnered praise from collectors worldwide. Now. for the first time. Lenox is issuing an original Thomas Blackshear sculpture to be cast in Lenox fine china. In Ascent Into Glory. the artist depicts the rapturous moment when a heavenly warrior is drawn back to the light of the Lord. Masterful sculpting heightens the intensity of this scene - the angels body is rigid. the muscles taunt. Yet the face possesses a remarkable serenity.
Thomas Richman Blackshear II was born on November 14, 1955 in Waco Texas but he grew up in Atlanta Georgia. He attended and graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 1977. His first Ebony Visions figurine is The Story Teller; which is truly a master piece. His works and details captures the black culture like no other.
Thomas Blackshear has received numerous awards and is truly one of the most acclaimed African American Artists.
Ascent Into Glory by Thomas Blackshear.