Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services

Thomas Blackshear II

Joe Louis (1993)
Classic Movie Monsters: Bela Lugosi as Dracula (1997)
Classic Movie Monsters: Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s Monster (1997)

Award-winning artist Thomas Blackshear began his career as an artist for Hallmark Cards. His beautifully crafted images, which have appeared in books, magazines, calendars, posters, and advertisements, were commissioned by such clients as Coca-Cola, Coors, Jim Henson Studios, George Lucas, Universal Studios, and Milton Bradley. In addition to his many stamp designs for the U.S. Postal Service, he painted 28 portraits of celebrated African Americans that appear in "I Have a Dream," a Black Heritage series commemorative book.



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