David Lloyd Blackwood

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David Lloyd Blackwood

1941 -
CPE CSGA CSPWC OSA RCA

David Blackwood was born in 1941 in the outport community of Wesleyville, Newfoundland to a seafaring family in which his father and grandfather were both ship captains. Fishing was a way of life in Newfoundland and Blackwood's choice to become an artist was an unusual one in his small town. However, the community was very supportive of him; one of his elementary school teachers purchased a small paint set for the young Blackwood and told him "don't give up your painting!"

Blackwood studied at the Ontario College of Art from 1959 to 1963, and his teachers included J.W.G. Macdonald and Carl Schaefer. It was here that he learned the print-making techniques and processes he has used throughout his career. It was also here that he decided to make art about his heritage - the stories of Newfoundland. His chronicles of the sea, the land, and the life of the people there, expressed through his etchings and paintings, are extraordinary. At 23 years old one of his etchings was purchased by the National Gallery of Canada. In 2000, 36 years later, the Art Gallery of Ontario created the Blackwood Research Centre and acquired a major collection of his prints. Also an educator, he taught at Trinity College School from 1963 to 1988.

Blackwood has had over 90 solo exhibitions, including a major retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2011: Black Ice: David Blackwood, Prints of Newfoundland. His work is in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada and the Vancouver Art Gallery, 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. In 1976, the National Film Board produced a documentary film on him, which was nominated for an Academy Award.

Blackwood received the Order of Canada in 1993, and in 2003 was named Honorary Chairman of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the first practicing artist to be so honoured. Blackwood currently resides in Port Hope, Ontario, as well as maintaining a studio in Wesleyville.



Heffel's Top Results

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"The Flora S. Nickerson" (with Barked Sails) Outward Bound for the Labrador
45 x 60in 114.3 x 152.4cm
oil tempera on board

Estimate:  $60,000 - $80,000 CDN
Sold for:   $177,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2016 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, November 23, 2016



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Ephraim Kelloway's June Door
48 x 32in 121.9 x 81.3cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $50,000 - $70,000 CDN
Sold for:   $106,200 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2014 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 28, 2014



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Ephraim Kelloway's White Door
70 x 48in 177.8 x 121.9cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $40,000 - $60,000 CDN
Sold for:   $105,300 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2013 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, November 28, 2013



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Fire Down on the Labrador
31 5/8 x 19 3/4in 80.3 x 50.2cm
etching and aquatint on paper

Estimate:  $20,000 - $30,000 CDN
Sold for:   $64,900 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's February 2016 - 1st session auction on Thursday, February 25, 2016



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Eric's Kite Offshore
24 x 48in 61 x 121.9cm
oil tempera on board

Estimate:  $30,000 - $40,000 CDN
Sold for:   $50,150 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2016 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 25, 2016



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Barbourís Seabird Leaving Newtown
35 x 42 5/8in 88.9 x 108.3cm
oil tempera on board

Estimate:  $20,000 - $25,000 CDN
Sold for:   $36,855 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2011 - 1st Session auction on Tuesday, May 17, 2011



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Fire Down on the Labrador
31 1/2 x 19 3/4in 80 x 50.2cm
colour etching and aquatint

Estimate:  $20,000 - $30,000 CDN
Sold for:   $35,100 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's February 2013 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, February 28, 2013



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(Cod) Splitting Table
32 x 40in 81.3 x 101.6cm
tempera on board

Estimate:  $10,000 - $12,000 CDN
Sold for:   $26,325 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2008 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, November 19, 2008



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Barbours Flag
32 x 46in 81.3 x 116.8cm
oil tempera on board

Estimate:  $20,000 - $30,000 CDN
Sold for:   $23,600 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2016 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 25, 2016



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Loss of the Flora S. Nickerson
32 x 20in 81.3 x 50.8cm
etching

Estimate:  $4,000 - $6,000 CDN
Sold for:   $19,550 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's November 2007 - 3rd Session auction on Saturday, November 24, 2007


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