About Painted Glove Art and Sean Kane
Unique Baseball Glove Artwork evokes powerful memories for the true fan -- of their first glove, of their first game, of their favorite players.
The paintings become a reflection of one's own baseball passion that can be shared across generations.
Sean Kane's artwork embraces the unique character of classic gloves, layering in portraits, graphics and color for a whole new kind of baseball keepsake.
I source vintage baseball gloves and research baseball's rich history as I design and create each Painted Glove.
My baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, New York City (solo show), and even in the Visitors' Clubhouse at Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park. Recently painted gloves have been exhibited in the 'Chasing Dreams' exhibit at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art and at West Virginia University.
ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com and MLB Network Radio have featured Painted Gloves. A number of baseball glove paintings are in the collection of The National Pastime Museum, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, as well as private and corporate collections across the U.S.
Painted Gloves have been commissioned by the Philadelphia Phillies and featured fundraising items for the Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Richie Ashburn/Harry Kalas Foundation.
I've been a professional artist for over 20 years, creating illustrations for some big hitters in the publishing and corporate worlds including The New York Times, Amazon.com, The Wall Street Journal, Charles Schwab, and Target Stores, among others. I'm a Chicago-area native now residing near Toronto with my wife and two Little Leaguers.
Named 'Artist of the Month' by the National Art Museum of Sport in January 2016.
More News from the Studio can be found in current and past issues of my newsletter, the "Dugout Dispatch".
"Hearing how painted gloves impact lives of those who collect them and see them makes me even more passionate about creating them. It's a special privilege to make something that will be given as a 40th birthday gift, a special award for a player, or handed down to grandchildren."