Offered by: Robert Funk Fine Art
1581 Brickell Ave., Suite 2303 Miami, FL 33129 , United States Call Seller 305.857.0521


Black Angel - African American Artist - African American Illustrator

$ 60,000
  • Description
    This powerful and graphically composed image of a black man with white angel wings was painted in a realist style by African American artist Thomas Blackshear. Oil on canvas laid on board. Initialed lower left. The Circular Halo is a relief and made of Gold Leaf.
    Titled on the reverse " The Watcher" Provenance: Private collector who acquired it from the artist. Framed 44 x 63.
    Blackshear attended the Art Institute of Chicago and then the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He was a successful illustrator and is an inductee in the Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame. Starting in the 80s he was quite prolific with clients such as major ad agencies, National Geographic Magazine, George Lucas Studios and Universal Studios.
    Blackshear designed illustrations for numerous postage stamps issued by the United States Postal Service (USPS) for Black Heritage series. A touring exhibit of his Black Heritage works premiered in 1992 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. Blackshear also illustrated the USPS book I Have A Dream: A Collection of Black Americans on U.S. Postage Stamps (1991)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, Georgia
    Period: 2000-2021
    Materials: Oil on Canvas laid on board
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 2000s circa
    Styles / Movements: Realism, African American, Contemporary
    Incollect Reference #: 642389
  • Dimensions
    W. 41 in; H. 60 in;
    W. 104.14 cm; H. 152.4 cm;
Message from Seller:

You'll find an eclectic group of art works at Robert Funk Fine Art. 45 years of experience has shaped Director Robert Funk's multi-perspective approach to presenting art. As an undergrad in painting, he studied with great teachers such as first-generation abstract expressionist Robert Richenburg and hyper-realist painter Janet Fish. In Graduate School he worked with famed critic E.C. Goossen and went on to work as a Photographer, New York Advertising Art Director, and Art Collector.

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