Artist David Lloyd Blackwood
Title S.S. Imogene with Crew on Ice #Artist's Proof
Media colour etching on paper
Size 30 x 20 in. / 76.2 x 50.8 cm.
Frame Size 40.5 x 30.5 x 1 in.
signed, titled, dated and numbered along bottom; framed with archival mat
private collection, Calgary
David Lloyd Blackwood ~ [1941-2022] Canadian CPE, CSPWC, OSA, RCA
David Blackwood was born in 1941 in Wesleyville, Newfoundland. He was the son to Captain Edward and Molly Blackwood, a family with a long seafaring history. In 1959, he graduated from Wesleyville Memorial High School and received a Government of Newfoundland Centennial Scholarship to study at the Ontario College of Art. Blackwood graduates from the Ontario College of Art in 1963 and was appointed as art master at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario. In 1964, the National Gallery of Canada purchased Blackwood’s first etching, The Search Party for its Biennial of Canadian Prints. In 1969, he became artist in residence at Erindale Collge, University of Toronto, in Mississauga. His works were exhibited throughout Canada and was awarded the Order of Canada in 1993, in recognition of his contributions to the cultural life and the heritage of Canada. In 2000, David and Anita Blackwood gifted a major collection of Blackwood prints which gave Art Gallery of Ontario the collection of record for Blackwood’s work and created a Blackwood Research Centre.
see artist's website www.davidblackwood.com; see David Blackwood Prints 1962-1984, by P.Grattan, Art Gallery of the Memorial University of Newfoundland; The Art of David Blackwood, by W.Gough, McGraw Hill Ryerson, 1988; David Blackwood Master Printmaker, by W.Gough, Douglas and McIntyre, 2001; biography and other examples in N.G.C. Vol.1, A-F, ed.C.Hill, pg.96; exhibited at Gallery One, Toronto, Heffel Gallery, Vancouver and New Zones Gallery, Calgary; exhibition list in R.C.A.A., by E.McMann, pg.38; listed on Artists in Canada, a Union List of Artists' Files, by National Gallery of Canada Library et al, Canadian Heritage Information Network [CHIN] website