Elizabeth BlackadderDBE, RA, RSA, RSW, RGI Born: 1931
Place of Birth: Falkirk
Elizabeth Blackadder was born in Falkirk in 1931. She studied at ECA from 1949 until 1954 under Robert Henderson Blyth and William Gillies inter alia and earned travelling scholarships to southern Europe and Italy. In 1956 she married artist and fellow Scottish Gallery exhibitor John Houston and began teaching in Edinburgh. One of Scotland's greatest artists, she also garners recognition and success in London. Elizabeth is perhaps best known for her detailed yet lyrical watercolours of flowers, 'table-top' compositions using Oriental objects and her beloved cats. Trips to Japan and Venice and a greater emphasis on oil can be seen in landscape and townscape pieces as well as important still life series using decorated tins and boxes arranged with exotic fish, fruit and vegetables.
Elizabeth is also an inspired and skillful maker of original prints. We have oils, watercolours and original etchings in stock.
In 2001, she was appointed Her Majesty's Painter and Limner in Scotland.
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We exhibited work by Elizabeth Blackadder in September 2020, please click here to view the exhibition.
Purple Table with Orange Dish View details
Purple Table with Orange Dish2013oil on canvasH:102cm W:111cm£32,500Ten Orchids View details
Ten Orchids1993watercolourH:47cm W:42.5cm£8,500Orchids View details
OrchidswatercolourH:35.5cm W:26.5cmReservedMixed Flowers and Jug View details
Mixed Flowers and Jug2004watercolourH:57cm W:80cm£25,000Church in Brittany View details
Church in Brittany1963pencil, ink and washH:49.5cm W:68.5cm£8,750Still Life with Cherry Bark View details
Still Life with Cherry Bark1995oil on canvasH:152.5cm W:152.5cm£38,000Still Life with Pineapple View details
Still Life with Pineapple1973oil on canvasH:61cm W:92cm£19,500Still Life with Ribbons View details
Still Life with Ribbons1974oil on canvas boardH:35cm W:37cm£6,250Pavement Leaves View details
Primrose View details
Primrose2001watercolourH:27cm W:27cmSoldIris II View details
Iris II1995watercolourH:28.5cm W:19.5cmSoldIris I View details
Iris Ic.1995watercolourH:28.5cm W:19.5cmSoldStill Life with Indian Puppets View details
Still Life with Indian Puppets1984watercolour and gold leafH:60cm W:98cmSoldMediterranean Woman View details
Mediterranean Woman1961H:20.5cm W:25.5cmSoldStill Life with Kimono View details
Still Life with Kimono2010oil on canvasH:122cm W:91cmSoldTuscan Village, near Galluzzo View details
Tuscan Village, near Galluzzo1956oil on canvasH:35.5cm W:45.7cmSoldLilies and Mixed Flowers View details
Lilies and Mixed FlowerswatercolourH:80cm W:59cmSoldBoats and Houses, Auray View details
Boats and Houses, Auray1962oil on canvasH:63cm W:75cmSoldCurled up Kikko View details
Curled up Kikkoc.1990pastel and pencil on paperH:24cm W:27cmSoldTwo Cats View details
Two Catspencil and watercolourH:15cm W:13.5cmSoldKikko View details
Kikko1988pastelH:38cm W:38cmSoldNear Peebles View details
Near Peebles1973charcoal & ink washH:44cm W:68cmSoldAbyssinian Cat View details
Abyssinian Cat1973pastel and pencilH:32.5cm W:47cmSoldEasdale View details
Easdale1964ink and watercolourH:55cm W:74cmSoldItalian Church View details
Italian Church1956ink & watercolourH:57.5cm W:78cmSoldTortoiseshell Cat, Lilies and Iris View details
Tortoiseshell Cat, Lilies and Iris1984watercolourH:28cm W:38cmSoldLandscape with Screen View details
Landscape with Screenc.1970watercolour on paperH:15.5cm W:12cmSoldSoutra View details
Soutra1971oil on canvasH:65cm W:70cmSoldWhite Still Life View details
White Still Life1967oil on canvasH:102cm W:152cmSoldStill Life with Fan and Bird Ornaments View details
Still Life with Fan and Bird Ornaments1986watercolourH:44cm W:113cmSoldA Fife Farm near Burntisland View details
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