David Blackwood is one of Canada’s most respected visual storytellers. His narrative work reflects the legend, toughness and landscape of Newfoundland- an historic journey not that far removed in essence and time.
Blackwood’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with over 90 solo shows and scores of group exhibitions. He has been the subject of two major retrospective exhibitions and the National Film Board’s 1974 Academy-Award nominated documentary film BLACKWOOD.
His work has been the subject of 3 major publications:
The Art of David Blackwood, text by William Gough, McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1988
David Blackwood: Master Printmaker, text William Gough, Douglas & McIntyre 2001
Black Ice: David Blackwood Prints of Newfoundland, text by Katharine Lochnan & others, Douglas & McIntyre & The Art Gallery of Ontario 2011
Blackwood’s work may be found in virtually every major public gallery and corporate art collection in Canada, as well as in major private and public collections around the world, including the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (The Royal Collection,Windsor Castle) and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
David Blackwood: Griffith Oakley's Light, 1991, colour etching and aquatint, 7.75 x 10 in.