Colorado artist created image of Mother Teresa used for postage stamp

August 20th, 2010

Christian artist based in Colorado designed and created the Mother Teresa postage stamp that the U.S. Postal Service will release on Aug. 26, the day that would have been Mother Teresa's 100th birthday.

Thomas Blackshear II, designer of the 44-cent stamp, has created artwork for 30 U.S. Postal Service stamps including boxer Joe Louise and civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

He started doing Christian themes in the 1980s for DaySpring greeting cards. His first job was called "Forgiven," and is one of his best known paintings.