Tom Blackwell

    Attributes

    • Male
    • Hyperrealist

    About the artist

    1938: Was born in Chicago, IL
    1978: teaching in Keene State College, Keene, NH, Guest Professor, Summer

    Tom Blackwell is a United States Photorealist of the original first generation of Photorealists, represented by Louis K. Meisel Gallery. Blackwell is one of the photorealists most associated with the style. Blackwell has produced a significant body of work based on the motorcycle as well as other vehicles such as storefronts with manikins, and a few airplanes.

    Blackwell started out as an abstract-expressionistbut soon became enamored with the Pop art movement of the 1960s. From abstract expressionism he moved on to large-scale paintings which incorporate shiny metallic objects usually found on motorcycles or other vehicles. His later and current works continue this but often with scenes in which light is reflecting from store windows.

    Source: Tom Blackwell Wikipedia Website