Elizabeth Blackadder (1931-present, British)

Elizabeth Blackadder sitting at a table in her studio with a cat (Photo by Anne Purkiss)

Elizabeth Blackadder sitting at a table in her studio with a cat (Photo by Anne Purkiss)

Elizabeth Blackadder (Mrs. Houston), DBE, RA, RSA (1931-present, British) is a contemporary Scottish painter and print maker whose primary subjects seem to be gardens, cats and flowers.

Blackadder studied at both Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College, and in 1954 received a Carnegie Travelling Scholarship from the Royal Scottish Academy and travelled throughout southern Europe. In 1972, Elizabeth Blackadder joined the Royal Scottish Academy and is an honorary member of many other Academies and Societies.

She was influenced by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Henri Matisse. Her compositions of cats and flowers are colorful, light and calming, reflecting a Japanese influence from her trip there in the 80’s.

 

Elizabeth Blackadder

Elizabeth Blackadder’s images of her three cats were used for UK Royal Mail postage stamps in 1995, and in 2001 she became the first woman in the 300 year history of the office to be made Her Majesty’s painter and limner in Scotland. Elizabeth Blackadder was awarded an OBE in 1982 and lives and works in Edinburgh. Her works can be viewed in The Tate Gallery, The Scottish National Museum of Modern Art in Edinburgh, Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

 

 

Stamp 1 Puskas (Siamese) and Tigger (tabby) British postage stamp 1995, Elizabeth Blackadder

Puskas (Siamese) and Tigger (tabby) British postage stamp 1995

 

 

Stamp 2 Kikko (tortoiseshell) and Rosie (Abyssinian) British postage stamp 1995, Elizabeth Blackadder

Kikko (tortoiseshell) and Rosie (Abyssinian) British postage stamp 1995

 

 

Stamp 3 Sophie (black cat) British postage stamp 1995, Elizabeth Blackadder

Sophie (black cat) British postage stamp 1995

 

 

Stamp 4 Choe (ginger cat) from Cats (1995) British postage stamp 1995, Elizabeth Blackadder

Choe (ginger cat) from Cats (1995) British postage stamp 1995

 


 

Stamp 5 Fred, 1995, Elizabeth Blackadder

Fred, 1995

 

 

Abyssinian Cat Asleep, 1985 Elizabeth Blackadder

Abyssinian Cat Asleep, 1985

 

 

Abyssinian Cat. Elizabeth Blackadder

Abyssinian Cat

 

 

Amaryllis and Cats, Elizabeth Blackadder. English Painter, born in 1931

Amaryllis and Cats

 

 

Three Black and White Cats, Elizabeth Blackadder

Three Black and White Cats

 

 

Black Cat and Plant, Elizabeth Blackadder

Black Cat and Plant

 

 

Amelia, Black Cat Sleeping, Elizabeth Blackadder

Amelia, Black Cat Sleeping

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder, Cat amongst Tulips

Cat amongst Tulips

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder, Cat and Flowers

Cat and Flowers

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder, Cat and Flowers

Cat and Flowers

 

 

 

Cat and Lilies, Elizabeth Blackadder

Cat and Lilies

 

 

Cat by Vase of Flowers, 1976 Elizabeth Blackadder

Cat by Vase of Flowers, 1976

 

 

Cat on a Rug, 1969 Elizabeth Blackadder

Cat on a Rug, 1969

 

 

Cat on a Yellow Chair, 1972 Elizabeth Blackadder

Cat on a Yellow Chair, 1972

 

 

Cat Sketch, Elizabeth Blackadder

Cat Sketch

 


 

Louis the Cat on a Rug, 1969, Elizabeth Blackadder

Louis the Cat on a Rug, 1969

 

 

Cats and Orchids, Elizabeth Blackadder

Cats and Orchids

 

 

Coco and Orchid, 1981 Elizabeth Blackadder

Coco and Orchid, 1981

 

 

Coco Sleeping sketch of a tortoise cat, 2003 Elizabeth Blackadder

Coco Sleeping sketch of a tortoise cat, 2003

 

 

Cat, 1974, Elizabeth Blackadder

Cat, 1974

 

 

Dame Elizabeth Blackadder (British, b. 1931) - Lily and Cat, 1981

Lily and Cat, 1981

 

 

Dame Elizabeth Blackadder (British, b.1931) - Cat in a Box, 2004

Cat in a Box, 2004

 

 

Cat on a Yellow Carpet, Elizabeth Blackadder

Cat on a Yellow Carpet

 

 

Elizabeth Black Adder Black cat and Lily, 1978

Black cat and Lily, 1978

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder - Black Cat, Abyssinian Cat and Tulips

Black Cat, Abyssinian Cat and Tulips

 

 

Elizabeth Violet Blackadder - Two Cats with Clivia

Two Cats with Clivia

 


 

Elizabeth Blackadder (British, b. 1931) - Toby, 2003

Toby, 2003

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder (British, b.1931) - Fred in a Box, 2003

Fred in a Box, 2003

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder, Cat and Flowers, 1977

Cat and Flowers, 1977

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder, Self portrait with a Cat

Self portrait with a Cat

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder Toby, 2000

Toby, 2000

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder, Mother Cat and Kitten, 1974

Mother Cat and Kitten, 1974

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder, Two Cats and Flowers, 1980

Two Cats and Flowers, 1980

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder, Black Cat

Black Cat

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder, Black Cat and Strelitzia

Black Cat and Strelitzia

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder, Black Cat Lying Down

Black Cat Lying Down

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder, Hong Kong Cat

Hong Kong Cat

 

 

Roman Cats, Elizabeth Blackadder

Roman Cats

 

 

Roman Cats, Elizabeth Blackadder

Roman Cats

 

 

 

Venice cats, 2002 Elizabeth Blackadder

Venice cats, 2002

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder, Rosie, 1989

Rosie, 1989

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder, Sleeping Cat

Sleeping Cat

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder, Two Cats

Two Cats

 

 

Fred on a Cupboard, Elizabeth Blackadder

Fred on a Cupboard

 

 

Hibiscus Cats Elizabeth Blackadder

Hibiscus Cats

 

 

Elizabeth Blackadder (b.1931), 2003, Fred, Etching.

Fred, 2003

 

 

Kikko, Elizabeth Blackadder

Kikko

 

 

Kikko on a Rug, Elizabeth Blackadder

Kikko on a Rug

 

 

Long Haired Cat, Elizabeth Blackadder

Long Haired Cat

 

 

Orchid and Cat, Elizabeth Blackadder

Orchid and Cat

 

 

Poppies and Black Cat, Elizabeth Blackadder

Poppies and Black Cat

 

 

Studies of Fred, Elizabeth Blackadder

Studies of Fred

 

 

Study of Cats, Elizabeth Blackadder

Study of Cats

 

 

Tortoise Shell Cat, Elizabeth Blackadder

Tortoise Shell Cat

 

 

Two Cats and Flowers, Elizabeth Blackadder

Two Cats and Flowers

 

 

Two Cats and Lily

Two Cats and Lily

 

 

Two Cats on a Kilim by Elizabeth Blackadder, 197

Two Cats on a Kilim, 1978

 


 

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