DAVID LLOYD BLACKWOOD (1941 – 2022)
Canadian artist David Blackwood was born in 1941 in the outport community of Wesleyville, Newfoundland.
He studied at the Ontario College of Art from 1959 to 1963, focusing on print-making. Coming from a linage
of ship captains, his art mainly centered around his Newfoundland heritage, depicting scenes of outport life,
seal hunting, iceberg encounters and resettlement. As an educator, he taught at Trinity College School from
1963 to 1988. Blackwood’s work is collected by the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario,
and the Vancouver Art Gallery. He received the Order of Canada in 1993, and was named Honorary Chairman
of the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2003. Blackwood died at the age of 80 in July 2022.