Contemporary Art | David Blackwood R.C.A.

Onland pond wesleyville 1987 wc 14x21 web
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Onland Pond, Wesleyville, 1987

Technique: watercolour

Dimensions: 14x21 in.

Price: $1,875 Cdn.

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About the Artist

Blackwood, David Lloyd, printmaker, painter (b at Wesleyville, Nfld 7 Nov 1941). Although Blackwood lives in Port Hope, Ontario, his attachment in his subject matter is to his Newfoundland past, and particularly to Wesleyville, on Bonavista Bay. Around this setting, he has created an almost epic story celebrating the community's 63 skippers and 12 captains. Blackwood sees himself as part of Newfoundland tradition, as a balladeer who tells a story in visual images. Blackwood studied printmaking, and today he is considered one of Canada's important etchers. Since graduating in 1963 from Toronto's Ontario College of Art, he has taught drawing and painting at Trinity College School in Port Hope. From 1969 to 1975 he was artist in residence at the University of Toronto's Erindale College in Mississauga, where there is today a gallery named after him. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Inuit Art Foundaion, Ottawa. In 1988, William Gough published a book about his work, The Art of David Blackwood. In 1992, he received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Memorial University and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from University of Calgary. In 1993, he was awarded the Government of Canada National Heritage Award. Author JOAN MURRAY
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