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artworks by  Elizabeth Blackadder DBE RSA RA

Born: 24 September 1931, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK

Elizabeth Blackadder studied at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art from 1949 to 1954. In 1954 she was awarded a Carnegie Travelling Scholarship by the Royal Scottish Academy, which took her to southern Europe.

Blackadder also received an Andrew Grant Post-Graduate Scholarship. In 1955 she was awarded another Travelling Scholarship and spent nine months in Italy. In 1956 Blackadder married the painter, John Houston and lectured in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art from 1962 to 1986.

Blackadder's first solo exhibition was held in 1959 at 57 Gallery, Edinburgh. Since then, solo exhibitions of her work have been held almost every year to date, both nationally and internationally. She has also participated extensively in group exhibitions around the world. Blackadder has received a number of awards, including the Guthrie Award, Royal Scottish Academy (1962) and the Pimms Award for Work on Paper (Royal Academy, 1983). She was joint-winner of the Royal Academy's Watercolour Foundation Award in 1988. Blackadder was elected Member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1972, a Royal Academician in 1976 and a Member of The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts in 1983. She is an Honorary Member of the Royal West of England Academy, the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She has also received Honorary Doctorates from four Scottish universities. In 2001 she was appointed Her Majesty's Painter and Limner in Scotland. Blackadder lives and works in Edinburgh.

Recent solo exhibitions' 2008 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh' 2006 Browse & Darby, London' 2004 Browse & Darby, London' 2002 Kelvin Grove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow' 2000 Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh' 1999 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art' 1998 The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott, Edinburgh 'Mercury Gallery, London' Glasgow Print Studio'1996 Mercury Gallery, London' 1994 The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott, Edinburgh Festival Exhibition'1993 Glasgow Print Studio' Mercury Gallery, London'1992 DLI Museum, Durham'1991 Mercury Gallery, London'1990 Abbot Hall, Kendal

Public collections': Argyll County Council' Aberdeen Art Gallery Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal' Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery' Contemporary Art Society' Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery' Dundee Museum and Art Gallery' Dunfermline, Carnegie Trust' Edinburgh City Art Gallery' Eastbourne, Tower Art Gallery' Fife County Council 'Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery' Government Art Collection' Greater London Council' Heriot Watt University' Hove Museum and Art Gallery' Huddersfield Art Gallery' Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery' McNay Art Museum, San Antonio' Middlesbrough Art Galery' Museum of Modern Art, New York' National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, USA' National Portrait Gallery, London 'Nottingham County Council' Paisley Art Gallery 'Perth Museum and Art Gallery' Reading Museum and Art Gallery' Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh' Scottish Arts Council' Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art' Scottish National Portrait Gallery' Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery' Tate Gallery, London' University of Cambridge, Kettle's Yard 'University of Edinburgh 'University of Glasgow, Hunterian Art Gallery' University of St Andrews' University of Stirling' West Riding County Museum' Wustun Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, USA

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