David Blackwood 1941-2022

We were saddened to hear about the passing of our friend, David Blackwood, on Saturday July 2nd, 2022. We would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to David's family. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.
We invite all lovers of art to reflect upon his momentous work and distinguished position as a master printer and one of Canada's finest artists. He shined a light on the rich history and folklore of Newfoundland and the Labrador coast, using his unique style and vision to illuminate obscurities in Canadian culture. May his work live on and continue to inspire future generations.

David Blackwood was a master Canadian painter and printmaker whose distinct style has earned him a spot in the canon of great Canadian artwork. Blackwood is known chiefly for his intaglio prints, often depicting dramatic historical scenes of Newfoundland outport life and industry, such as shipwrecks, seal hunting, iceberg encounters, and resettlement. He considered himself a "visual storyteller," and also produces paintings, drawings and woodcuts. His work is endlessly important to the mythology and heritage of the Newfoundland way of life he grew up in.