|Born||Thomas Richman Blackshear II
November 14, 1955
Waco, Texas US
Thomas Richman Blackshear II (born November 14, 1955) is an African-American artist, many of whose paintings adorn Evangelical churches. He is also a sculptor and a designer of ornaments, often of African American themes.
- Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, Scott # 2249, issued February 20, 1987
- James W. Johnson, Scott # 2371, issued February 2, 1988
- Asa Philip Randolph, Scott # 2402, issued February 3, 1989
- Ida B. Wells, Scott # 2442, issued February 1, 1990
- Dorothy Height, #474304 issued February 2, 2017-- in conjunction with Lateef Mangum.
Other U.S. postage stamps with Blackshear illustrations include portraits of Joe Louis, Jelly Roll Morton and Thelonious Monk for the Jazz Series, and illustrations for stamps commemorating James Cagney, The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Beau Geste and Stagecoach for the Classic Hollywood Movies series, as well as several stamps for Classic Movie Monsters. He also illustrated the USPS book I Have A Dream: A Collection of Black Americans on U.S. Postage Stamps (1991).
Works and publications
- Blackshear, Thomas (1993). The African American Tradition: Heroes of Our Heritages. Trumbull, CT: Greenwich Workshop, Inc. OCLC 34829260.
- Blackshear, Thomas (painting by); Lessin, Roy (heart reflections written by) (1996). Forgiven: A Collection. Colorado Springs, CO: Chariot Victor Publications. ISBN 978-1-884-00988-4. OCLC 883406076.
- "Thomas Richman Ii Blackshear - Texas Birth Index". FamilySearch. 14 November 1955.
- Biographical notes, Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections. Accessed online 5 November 2006.
- Black Heritage Stamp Issues 1978 to 2002, Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections. Accessed 5 November 5, 2006.
- Store, USPS. "USPS.com - Store". store.usps.com. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
- Thomas Blackshear II, GreenwichWorkshop.com. Accessed online 5 November 2006.
- Jeff Sharlet (2005). "Soldiers of Christ: I. Inside America's most powerful megachurch". Harper's. 310 (1860): 41–54.. The article is illustrated with Blackshear's artwork.
- The Premiere Community of Thomas Blackshear Enthusiasts
- Thomas Blackshear's Gallery
- Blackshear at United States Postal Service
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