‘Behemoth’ by Thomas A. Gieseke
Artist: Thomas A. Gieseke
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 30″ x 40″
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artwork:
“A safari for what’s left of the rich and famous.
The Hebrew book of Enoch foretells of the end of days with the land monster Behemoth and the sea monster Leviathan locked in an epic battle royale. Their creator eventually slaughters them both and the righteous feed off of their carcasses.” – Thomas A. Gieseke
About the Artist:
Thomas Gieseke was born 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri. He grew up in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas. That time growing up has defined much of what he does in his art. Basil Wolverton, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Salvador Dali were some of his early influences. Gieseke is self-taught and has been self-teaching ever since. He has had no real formal art training.
Gieseke was a professional illustrator for over 40 years. His illustrations have appeared in countless advertisements, greeting cards, posters, and magazines. His work has garnered numerous awards. The techniques he utilizes in his paintings comes directly from the skills he acquired as an illustrator over that period.