North Shore Historic Art

David Lloyd Blackwood RCA OSA CPE CSPWC CSGA (1941-Present)

David Blackwood was born in Wesleyville, Newfoundland, and is a descendant of a long line of fishing skippers and sealing captains. He received a scholarship to study art at the Ontario College of Art and studied under such masters as Carl Schaefer, John Alfsen, J.W.G. MacDonald and Fred Hagan. He graduated in 1963 with many honours and awards, including a travelling scholarship to visit major museums and galleries in the United States. He was appointed Art Master at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario while teaching graphics at the OCA from 1963-64. He spent the next five years in his own studio on Spadina Ave. in Toronto, followed by an artist-in-residence program at the University of Toronto from 1969-1975. He has held solo shows at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Heffel Gallery, Robertson Gallery and many others. He has won numerous awards including the Government of France Ingres Medal, the Purchase Award from the National Gallery of Canada, the Purchase Award from the National Gallery of Australia and many others around the world. He was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1975, the Ontario Society of Artists in 1970, the Canadian Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (1966), the Canadian Society of Graphic Artists (1967), the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (1971), the Print and Drawing council of Canada (1976) and the Colour and Form Society (1967). His works are in the collection of the HRH Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, HRH Prince Phillip, National Gallery of Canada, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the London Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hart House in the University of Toronto, McMaster University, the Art Gallery of Windsor, Queen's University, the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, McGill University, the New Brunswick Museum, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Confederation Art Gallery, the City of St. John's Newfoundland and many more. His work is also in the following corporate collections: TD Bank, The Toronto Star, Crown Life Insurance, Shell Oil, Pepsi Cola, Redpath Sugar, Labatt's Breweries, Dofasco Steel, Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City and many others around the world.     


 The Burged Whale


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