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Tom Blackwell

Tom Blackwell (b. 1938, Chicago, Illinois; d. 2020, Poughkeepsie, New York) is one of the founders and foremost painters of the Photorealist genre.  He was first known for his dynamic, iconic motorcycle paintings of the early 1970s.  The rich subject of urban storefront windows featuring mannequins juxtaposed with the reflections of passersby soon became another major theme in his work.

Blackwell is the recipient of the American Academy & Institute of Art and Letters purchase award.  He has had numerous solo shows and is represented in major museum collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He painted over 200 works in his career.

Featured Works

Exhibitions
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Currently On View

High Fidelity: Anthony Brunelli & the Digital Age Photorealists

14 February — 30 August, 2020

Highlighting the paintings of Binghamton-native Anthony Brunelli, "High Fidelity" explores Photorealism both as a regional and as an international movement.

Previous Exhibitions

Blackwell in the studio

Thomas Blackwell: In Memoriam 1938-2020

8 April — 31 May, 2020

The Seasons

16 November , 2019— 1 March, 2020

Art Miami 2018 Booth

Art Miami 2018

4 December — 9 December, 2018

Tom Blackwell - Broadway

Reflections, Ripples + Shadows

15 November — 22 December, 2018

The American Dream

American Realism 1945-2016

18 November — 26 May, 2018

FIA exterior CROPPED

From Lens to Eye to Hand

Photorealism 1969 to Today

21 April — 12 October, 2018

Recent Press
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Tom Blackwell
A pioneer of photorealism visits North Adams
The Bershire Eagle, 20/04/2018

Parrish Art Museum
From Lens To Eye To Hand: Photorealism 1969 To Today
Hamptons Art Hub, 04/08/2017

Photorealism
More Than Eye Candy
Art & Antiques

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