The Obama Legacy
- Obama Collectible/Keepsake
- Christmas Ornament
- 4 inches
A commemorative ornament created to pay tribute to the legacy of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. This collectible is crafted out of fine porcelain and the artwork created by acclaimed artist, Thomas Blackshear. The ornament features Barack and Michelle standing together united, confident and caring as the stars and stripes of the United States of America waves in the background. Underneath are the years of service and sacrifice: 2009-2017. A member of the Ebony Visions Collection.
Each ornament is decorated by hand, has gold tone accents and measures 4 inches in height. Makes a great collectible that you can use year after year during your Chirstmas celebration and remember the legacy of the USA's 44th President and first African American president, Barack Obama.
|Collection||Ebony Visions Collection|
Thomas BlackshearArtist 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," says Blackshear. "While all the other guys were playing baseball or basketball, I was in my house, drawing." Thomas Blackshear pursued an interest in art throughout high school, securing a scholarship to the Institute of Art in Chicago. After a year there, he transferred to the nearby Academy of Art on another scholarship. While finishing his college education, he was recruited by Hallmark Cards. Thomas Blackshear and his wife, Ami, now live in Colorado. A much-honored painter, Blackshear has received many awards, including the Society of Illustrators's coveted Gold Metal. His highly awarded work also appeared in the Society of Illustrators Annuals and Outstanding American Illustrators Today, Volume Two.
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