Elizabeth Blackadder

1931 Born Falkirk, Scotland
1949-54 Studied Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art, MA Hons Fine Art
1956 Married John Houston
Elected Member of Society of Scottish Artists
1961 Elected Member of The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours
1962 Guthrie Award, Royal Scottish Academy
1962-86 Lecturer in drawing and painting, Edinburgh College of Art
1972 Elected Member of The Royal Scottish Academy
1976 Elected Member of The Royal Academy
1982 Awarded O.B.E.
1983 Elected Member of The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts
Pimms Award for Work on Paper, Royal Academy
1985 First visit to Japan
1987 Portrait of Mollie Hunter commissioned by The Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Portrait of Naomi Mitchison purchased by National Portrait Gallery, London
1988 Watercolour Foundation joint winner Royal Academy
2001 Appointed Her Majesty’s Painter and Limner in Scotland
2003 Awarded D.B.E.