Canadian visual artist, David Blackwood, dies at aged 80

Canadian visual artist, David Blackwood, dies at aged 80

David Blackwood was a Canadian artist best known for his intaglio prints, which frequently featured dramatic historical images of outport life and industry in Newfoundland.

He was a teacher who became well-known for his art on iceberg encounters, shipwrecks, seal hunts, and resettlement.

David Blackwood: Cause of Death

Blackwood passed away on July 2, 2022, in his Port Hope home after spending two years in the hospital throughout the middle of the 2010s because of a serious illness. He was 80 years old when he passed away and had endured a protracted sickness that has not been identified.

He was a complex character, according to Emma Butler, who had spoken with Blackwood just before he passed away and had a good education. He read widely a huge, huge library. Even in his latter days, he was, in my opinion, first and foremost a Newfoundlander. He would only talk about this spot when he would speak.

David Blackwood Age, Family, and Early Life

David Blackwood was born on November 7, 1941, in  Wesleyville, Newfoundland. He was 80 years old at the time of his death. We do not know much about his parents, though, and the only thing we know about his family is that it was a nautical family, which informed the subsequent artwork he created. His Wikipedia page does not go into great detail about his family, either.

david blackwood family
source: CBC

So, we are unable to give any more particular details about his early years. Due to this, we are unable to provide you with any specific details regarding his life.

In light of new information about him and his life, we shall update anything pertinent to him.

David Blackwood Career, What was his Profession?

With over 90 solo exhibitions and dozens of group exhibitions, his work has been displayed both domestically and internationally. David was the focus of two significant retrospective exhibitions and the 1974 Academy Award-nominated documentary film BLACKWOOD from the National Film Board.

The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, among other notable private and public collections globally, should all have been printed by Blackwood. They also belong in nearly every prestigious public gallery and corporate art collection in Canada.

To commemorate his ongoing and fundamental enrichment of Canada’s cultural life and heritage, he was awarded the Order of Canada in 1993. Blackwood received the Order of Ontario in 2003, and the Art Gallery of Ontario named him Honorary Chairman in November of that same year.

Which school and college did he go to?

He graduated from Ontario College of Arts and later he became an art master at Trinity college school in Port Hope.

David Blackwood Net Worth, How much does he earn?

It is not known how much money he is worth. He has never spoken to a media outlet about his net worth when he was alive as a result nothing about his net worth was revealed anything on the web.

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David Blackwood Wife, What about his relationship?

He was a married man and he was married to Anita but we do not have any information regarding his children as his Wikipedia profile does not involve any pieces of information regarding his children.

Was he available on any social media platforms?

We do not have precise information about his social media status. When we receive more detailed information surrounding his social media handles, we will update this section.

Physical Appearance of  David Blackwood’s Height, Weight

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Hair ColourSalt and pepper
Eye ColourHazel
Body typeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

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Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedMarried
Current SpouseAnita
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