David Blackwood

Canadian artist, Order of Canada , R.C.A.

David Blackwood

David Lyold Blackwood was born in 1941 in the coastal municipality of Wesleyville, Newfoundland. He is a recipient of the Government of Newfoundland Centennial Scholarship, which allows him to begin his studies at the Ontario College of Arts in Toronto. The National Gallery of Canada acquires an engraving of the artist when he was only 23 years old.

Master of Arts Studies at Trinity College in Port Hope, Ontario. In 1969, he became an artist at Erindale. University of Toronto. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 1993 for his contribution to the cultural life of the country. In 2000, the AGO acquires the largest collection of prints by David Blackwood.

From Ms. Sara Angel's article in Mcleans magazine, September 2, 2011. "Annie Proulx was inspired by her award-winning Pulitzer Prize novel The Shipping News in Newfoundland after receiving Blackwood's book of prints, Hauling Job Sturge's House (1979), her chosen cover art, is not only one of Canada's most internationally has also helped make Newfoundland one of the most popular places on the planet. "
to read Sara Angel's full article: http://saraangel.ca/project/david-blackwood-finally-gets-his-moment-in-the-sun

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