Shadow, Sir

Sir Shadow, once known as Thomas Allen Paxton, entered the world in 1949. Originating from Jamaica, Queens, he grew up in a sprawling housing project. From a young age, he showed artistic inclinations, weaving poetry that mirrored life in his neighborhood. Absent formal art training, he mastered his single-line technique through relentless practice. Celebrated for his swift, continuous line artworks, often crafted with a permanent marker, Sir Shadow breathes vitality into depictions of jazz musicians and performers, enchanting audiences globally. His works grace the collections of many celebrities and art aficionados.




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