Thomas Blackshear_Star Catcher Angel

Ebony Visions Star Catcher Angel

Status: Available | Condition:In Original Packaging | Edition:Limited Edition | Dim:10.5 | Ebony Visions | DLDSE4


Availability: Yes as of Date: August  23, 2019

Thomas Blackshear Star Catcher Angel
is eligible for layaway in 3 equal payments of $99.67 over 60 days.
8/23/2019  $99.67 1st payment
9/22/2019  $99.67 2nd payment
10/22/2019  $99.67 3rd & final payment
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Product Details

Star Catcher Angel was produced by Daddy's (not by Ebony Visions)

Seated on a puffy cloud, Star Catcher is a little angel who collects stars, which according to Thomas, represent the hopes and dreams of people on Earth. "Once he's caught them, Star Catcher transforms them with his special magic and sends them back to Earth as falling stars for people to wish upon," Thomas explains.

Star Catcher is masterfully sculpted and handcrafted with stunningly lifelike features and realistic details, including a real mesh net, plush hair, shiny stars, a sparking fabric drape and leather pouch. Star Catcher comes nestled in a beautiful star-strewn gift box. Each Star Catcher has a Certificate of Authenticity included. Approx. 10.5 in tall.

Artist Bio

THOMAS BLACKSHEAR II, the son of an Air Force captain, was born in Waco, Texas, and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. "Drawing was all I ever liked to do," he says. "While all the other guys were playing baseball or basketball, I was in my house, drawing." He pursued an interest in art throughout high school, securing a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago. After a year there, he transferred to the nearby Academy of Art. While finishing his college education, he was recruited by Hallmark Cards and later became the apprentice of illustrator Mark English.

Blackshear settled in Kansas City, where he became head illustrator at the prestigious Godbold/Richter Studio. A year later, he began a prosperous freelance career, illustrating many advertisements, several U.S. Postal Service stamp collections—one called "Black Heritage," another on classic movies, and a third on jazz musicians—and several series of Hamilton Group collector s plates featuring scenes from Star Wars, Star Trek, and The Wizard of Oz. Although he was successful, he was dissatisfied and decided to pursue a career in fine art.

Blackshear has received many awards for his artwork, including the Society of Illustrators coveted Gold Medal. He was profiled on The Living Canvas, an art magazine of the airwaves that was shown on public television, and he has been featured on the Ebony/Jet Showcase and The 700 Club, and in The Saturday Evening Post. An exhibit of his original works for the Black Heritage stamp series premiered in 1992 at the Smithsonian s National Museum of American History and subsequently toured the United States.

Browse and enjoy the great African American Art work from one of Today's most collected African American Artists, Thomas Blackshear..