Tommy Montanez was born and raised in New York City. As an accomplished artist, he worked in the graphic art field for over 30 years.
His focus and dedication as an artist in the fields of Arts and Graphic Design includes such accomplishments as Graphic Artist/Illustrator for the Liberty Island Game in 1984, a board game that was sold throughout the country. He has recently donated three pieces of United States Postal Stamp figurines. The first was to the Firemen Museum of New York, the second figurine was to the Secaucus Library located in New Jersey and the third was to The Port Authority of New York .This sculpture depicts the Firemen Stamp reflecting the tragic events of September 11 2001, which we as Americans will never forget. As a Fine Artist he has also exhibited his paintings at Galleries throughout the United States. He has also recently his artwork published in the September issue of 2011 everythingisart.cc magazine.
What started out as a desire to create art that includes his passion for collecting stamps lead him to the imaginative creations called The United States Postal Stamp Collage Figurines. These figurines represent unique depictions of United States Postal Stamps. Utilizing wooden mannequin figurines with real postal stamps, every designed figurine has instilled the life and style represented on a stamp. It also depicts the personalities of famous people represented in stamps. These figurines depict such great as: Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, The 1996 Olympic Athletes, The legends of Baseball, The Hollywood Monster Series, Frankenstein, Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera, The Mummy, The Wolf man, The classic Dolls of the Americas and many others. He has also received great reviews from local newspapers and been interviewed by cable talk shows for his originality and uniquely designed figurines.
His creations’ using USPS Stamps bring the identity of his favorite icons and depicts their individual style. As an Artist he feel compelled to continually strive to develop unique works of art.
From the collection of United States Postal Stamp figurine Sculpture’s
Size: 25” x 30”