(1947 - 2010)
Thom Shaw was active/lived in Ohio. Thom Shaw is known for painting, drawing, woodcuts.
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Biography Thom Shaw
Thom Shaw (b.1947-d.2010)
Thom Shaw is known for his stark black and white woodcuts which graphically depict the horrors of inner-city life (Taft: Museum of Art). He drew inspiration from the environment that he encountered as well as from his own personal struggles with chronic illnesses that plagued him during much of his life. Born August 28, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the first of ten children born to Thomas Sr. and Alberta Shaw. He worked at Cincinnati Bell as a graphic designer for 27 years beginning in 1965, but was also a professional artist during most of that time. Thom Shaw married his wife, Jacqueline, with whom he had three children: Tresy, Alyn, and D'Etta. He also had a son, Vayda, f
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