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David Blackwood

Master Printmaker

by (author) William Gough

Douglas & McIntyre
Initial publish date
Sep 2005
Canadian, General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2005
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David Blackwood was born in 1941 in Wesleyville, Newfoundland, into a family with a long seafaring tradition. Today, he is recognized internationally as a master printmaker, and his work, rooted in the oral narrative tradition and strong social values of his birthplace, appears in collections all over the world. David Blackwood: Master Printmaker brings together 141 of the artist's most evocative etchings in a splendidly produced celebration of his work.

The book's text, by novelist, screenwriter and fellow Newfoundlander William Gough, depicts with poetic insight the unforgettable physical culture and landscape of David Blackwood's art. A detailed chronology presents the highlights of the artist's life and work. And novelist Annie Proulx, a fervent admirer and collector of David Blackwood's art, offers a moving appreciation of it here. Stunningly designed, featuring lush, four-colour images throughout, David Blackwood: Master Printmaker is a fitting tribute to an artist of true international renown.

About the author

William Gough is a poet and novelist. His previous books include the critically acclaimed Maud's House, Chips & Gravy and The Proper Lover. He is an award-winning television producer and screenwriter as well as an accomplished lyricist. He now resides in Victoria, BC, with his wife, the artist and writer Caren Moon.

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Editorial Reviews

"David Blackwood: Master Printmaker pulls together more than 140 of the artist's prints in a beautifully designed tribute with exquisite, four-colour reproductions and a text by novelist, screenwriter, and fellow Newfoundlander William Gough."

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