Elizabeth Blackadder - PrintmakerDBE, 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 enjoyed 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 enjoys 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.
We exhibited work by Elizabeth Blackadder in September 2020, please click here to view the exhibition.
In November 2021, The Scottish Gallery and The Garden Museum, London celebrated Elizabeth with a new exhibition called Favourite Flowers. This had been scheduled for February and now marks the first Memorial exhibition to celebrate her life and art.
The Champion View details
The Champion1995etching, edition 9/50H:23cm W:27.5cm£950 framedOrchidaceae Coelogyne Cristata View details
Orchidaceae Coelogyne Cristata1992etching and aquatintH:30.5cm W:35.5cm£0 NFSElizabeth Blackadder in her studio, November 2010 View details
Elizabeth Blackadder in her studio, November 2010Orchidaceae Masdevallia View details
Orchidaceae Masdevallia1987etchingH:61cm W:45cm£0 NFSOrchidaceae Dendrobium Atroviolaceum View details
Orchidaceae Dendrobium Atroviolaceum1987etchingH:60.5cm W:45.5cm£0 NFSLudisia Discolor, 'Jewel Orchid' View details
Ludisia Discolor, 'Jewel Orchid'2009etchingH:51cm W:30.5cm£0 NFSOrchidaceae Laeliocattleya Chinco 'La Tuilerie' View details
Orchidaceae Laeliocattleya Chinco 'La Tuilerie'2009etchingH:35.5cm W:30cmGloriosa Superba View details
Gloriosa Superba2010etchingH:30.5cm W:9cmGladioli View details
Orchid Miltonia (monochrome) View details
Orchid Miltonia (monochrome)2001etching and aquatintH:63cm W:63.5cmSoldJapanese Garden I View details
Japanese Garden I2005etchingH:36cm W:54cmSold
Irises, Lilies, Tulips2013etchingH:52cm W:72cmSoldFred on top of Cupboard View details
Fred on top of Cupboard2003coloured etchingH:30cm W:36cmSold
Irises, Lilies, Tulips2013Etching, edition of 40H:37cm W:41.5cmSoldCat and Lily View details
Cat and Lily1988limited edition print, 27 of 60SoldJapanese Garden, Kyoto View details
Japanese Garden, Kyoto1992etchingH:14cm W:20cmSoldSan Martino, Lucca View details
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