Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, DBE, RA, RSA

Bridgeman Images represents one of this country’s most distinguished artists, Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, DBE, RA, RSA

 

Irises, 2012 by Dame Elizabeth Blackadder (b.1931) Photo © The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh / Bridgeman Images
Irises, 2012 by Dame Elizabeth Blackadder (b.1931) Photo © The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh / Bridgeman Images

 

One of Scotland’s most popular artists, Dame Elizabeth Blackadder (born 24 September 1931, died 23 August 2021), was celebrated for her paintings, watercolours and drawings, particularly of plants and animals.

The reproduction and copyright clearance of this artist is handled by Bridgeman Artists’ Copyright Service (BACS).  Exceptional quality high-resolution digital photography of Elizabeth Blackadder's artwork spanning her entire career is now available for licensing. Images are available for a wide range of products and editorial use.
 

Elizabeth Blackadder's Artist's Resale Rights will also be managed by the Artists' Collecting Society.

 

Image of Dragonfruit (w/c on paper) © Dame Elizabeth Blackadder / Courtesy of The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh / Bridgeman Images
Dragonfruit (w/c on paper) © Dame Elizabeth Blackadder / Courtesy of The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh / Bridgeman Images

 

Images for Licensing

A great lover of nature and animals, Dame Elizabeth, was perhaps best known for her detailed yet lyrical watercolours of flowers. Many new images by the artist have been supplied by her gallery, The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh.

 

Image of a cat called Toby (coloured etching), Artist's Proof © Dame Elizabeth Blackadder / Courtesy of The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh / Bridgeman Images
Toby (coloured etching), Artist's Proof © Dame Elizabeth Blackadder / Courtesy of The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh / Bridgeman Images

 

Bridgeman Artists' Copyright Service

Elizabeth Blackadder joined a distinguished list of artists and artists’ estates to have appointed the Bridgeman Artists’ Copyright Service (BACS), including Lucian Freud, Stanley Spencer and her late husband, the Scottish painter John Houston.  Even if the work of art is not held by Bridgeman, copyright can still be cleared.  

 

image of Shells (pencil & w/c on paper) © Dame Elizabeth Blackadder / Courtesy of The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh / Bridgeman Images
Shells (pencil & w/c on paper) © Dame Elizabeth Blackadder / Courtesy of The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh / Bridgeman Images

 

Artist Biography - Elizabeth Violet Blackadder, RSA, RA, RGI, RWEA, RWS, DBE (born 24 September 1931, died 23 August 2021)

Born in Falkirk in 1931, Elizabeth Blackadder studied at Edinburgh College of Art in the 1950s, when she became closely acquainted with notable Scottish artists such as William Gillies and Anne Redpath. In 1956 Dame Elizabeth married the Scottish painter John Houston. She lectured at Edinburgh College of Art while regularly exhibiting her work internationally. Elizabeth Blackadder has received many awards, including the Guthrie Award, Royal Scottish Academy (1962) and the Pimms Award for Work on Paper (Royal Academy, 1983). She was the first woman to be elected to both the Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy. In 2001, she was appointed Her Majesty's Painter and Limner in Scotland.

Elizabeth Blackadder died on 23 August 2021 (aged 89) in Edinburgh, Scotland. Public and private collections holding her work include The Tate Gallery, The Scottish National Museum of Modern Art in Edinburgh and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

For licensing enquiries, please contact uksales@bridgemanimages.com

 

image of Salute, Venice (coloured etching) © Dame Elizabeth Blackadder / Courtesy of The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh / Bridgeman Images
Salute, Venice (coloured etching) © Dame Elizabeth Blackadder / Courtesy of The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh / Bridgeman Images

 

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See all of Blackadder’s images available for image licensing here

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Image of the painting Kimono, 2008 (oil on canvas) © Dame Elizabeth Blackadder / Courtesy of The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh / Bridgeman Images
Kimono, 2008 (oil on canvas) © Dame Elizabeth Blackadder / Courtesy of The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh / Bridgeman Images

 


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