"Autobiography, Faces," Etching Aquatint, signed, 1969 and numbered 20/50. 39.5 x 28 in. framed.
David Blackwood (b. 1941) is one of Canada’s most respected artists and visual storytellers. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with over 90 solo shows and scores of group exhibitions. He has been the subject of two major retrospective exhibitions and the National Film Board’s 1974 Academy-Award nominated documentary film BLACKWOOD.
—1993, Blackwood was awarded the Order of Canada in recognition of his ongoing and important contributions to the cultural life and heritage of our country.
—2000 the Art Gallery of Ontario acquired a major collection of Blackwood prints and the creation of a Blackwood Research Centre.
—2003 Blackwood was awarded the Order of Ontario.
—2003, David Blackwood was named Honorary Chairman of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the first practising artist to be so honoured.
David Blackwood currently lives and works in Port Hope, Ontario, and maintains a studio in Wesleyville, Newfoundland.