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Elizabeth Blackadder (Scots, b. 1931)

Womanshow 2000
Jennifer Bartlett / Elizabeth Blackadder / Louise Bourgeois / Jonna Rae Brinkman / Roser Bru / Mary Cassatt / Louisa Chase
Sonia Delaunay / Leonor Fini / Helen Frankenthaler / Barbara Hepworth / Hannah Hoch / Kathe Köllwitz / Karen Kunc
Joan Mitchell / Louise Nevelson / Judy Pfaff / Betye Saar / Hollis Sigler / Joan Snyder / Pat Steir / Dorothea Tanning
Toyen / Susanne Valadon / Maria Helena Vieira da Silva
Respected as a printmaker for over four decades, Blackadder is the first woman ever elected to membership in both the Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy. She was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. During her career, Blackadder has experimented with a range of printing media including lithography, etching, aquatint, drypoint, woodcut and screenprint beginning with her student days in the early 1950s. Her first prints were published in 1958; since then Blackadder has worked with a range of studios and publishers, including Curwen Studio, The Mercury Gallery, Peacock Printers and, most extensively, the Glasgow Print Studio.

Selected Bibliography: Christopher Allan, Elizabeth Blackadder Prints (London: Aldershot, 2003); Robert Breen & Carel Weight, Elizabeth Blackadder (Scottish Arts Council, 1981); Judith Bumpus, Elizabeth Blackadder (Oxford: Phaidon, 1988); Donna Kooler, The Art of Elizabeth Blackadder (London: Thames & Hudson, 2002); Duncan Macmillan, Elizabeth Blackadder (London: Ashgate, 1999).
(Scots, b. 1931), Still Life with Pagoda Original 12-color screenprint, 1998. 100 signed and numbered impressions on Somerset UK printed at Grsham Studio Ltd. in Cambridge, England. Image size: 410x585mm. Price: $1800.

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