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Japanese Flowers Still Life

Elizabeth Blackadder

Japanese Flowers Still Life

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ArtistElizabeth Blackadder (Born 1931)
TitleJapanese Flowers Still Life
Date1969
MediumOil on canvas
ExhibitionScottish Academy, 1981 to 1982 (catalogue number 32); 'The Flower Show: Flowers in Art in the 20th Century', Harewood House, Leeds 24 July to 31 October 1999
Dimensionsheight: 111.50 cm, width: 142.00 cm
Inscriptionbr: E.V.BLACKADDER 1969
AcquisitionPurchased from the artist, January 1976
LocationAustralia, Canberra, High Commission
GAC number12186
 

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Elizabeth Blackadder

Dame Elizabeth Blackadder was born in Falkirk, Scotland, and studied at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art from 1949 until 1954. In 1954 she was awarded a Carnegie Travelling Scholarship, which enabled her to visit Yugoslavia, Greece and Italy, where she was impressed by the Byzantine architecture and mosaics she saw. In 1956 she married the artist John Houston. Blackadder was the first woman to be elected as a full member of both the Royal Scottish Academy in 1972 and the Royal Academy in 1976. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 1982. She shows her work regularly at the Mercury Gallery in London. She lives and works in Edinburgh.