David Blackwood


David Blackwood (b. 1941) is one of Canada’s leading printmakers and Newfoundland's most famous artist.

He is renowned for his works depicting historic scenes of Newfoundland as well as his use of the intaglio printmaking technique. 

Intaglios are created when an image is incised into a surface and it is in the incision of a line sunken area where the ink is held; thus this technique is the direct opposite to a relief print.

"Uncle Cluny’s Kite over Wesleyville", 1989 depicts the town in Newfoundland where Blackhood was born and employs the aquatint variation of the intaglio printmaking.

This can be seen by the using of etching, which allowed colour to be held in areas such as the kite and in the sun. 

"Uncle Cluny" is a paradigm of Blackwood's palette and detailed figurative style. It is a charming blend of fantasy, patriotism and folklore. It is one of several images where the artist celebrates his family, their traditions and his memory of their rich patrimony in Atlantic Canada.

Additional images available on request. 

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"Uncle Cluny’s Kite over Wesleyville" 1989 

Etching and intaglio 

36"W 15"H (work)

45"W 25"H (framed)

Excellent Condition


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