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 Art.
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.



Selected solo exhibitions


1961-1998       The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott, Edinburgh

1965-1999        Mercury Gallery, London

1981-82            Scottish Arts Council Retrospective Touring Exhibition.
Edinburgh, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Liverpool, Cardiff, London

1982                  Theo Waddington Gallery, Toronto

1983, 86            Lillian Heidenberg Gallery, New York

1989                  Welsh Arts Council Retrospective Touring Exhibition:
Aberystwyth, Brighton, Bangor, Cardiff, Bath, Lancaster

1990                  Abbot Hall, Kendal

1999                   Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

2000                    Joined Browse & Darby, London

2001                    University of Edinburgh, Talbot Rice Gallery, Festival Exhibition

2002, 04, 06,       Browse & Darby, London




Public collections


Aberdeen Art Gallery                                                 Paisley Art Gallery

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal                                 Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Bolton Central Museum and Art Gallery                   Reading Museum and Art Gallery

Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery                               Robert Fleming Holdings

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery                           Royal Bank of Scotland

Dundee Museum and Art Gallery                              Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Edinburgh City Art Centre                                         Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Eastbourne, Towner Art Gallery                                 Scottish Arts Council

Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery                             Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Government Art Collection                                        Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Hove Museum and Art Gallery                                  Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery

Huddersfield Art Gallery                                           Tate Gallery, London

Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery                           University of Cambridge, Kettle?s Yard

McNay Art Museum, San Antonio                             University of Edinburgh

Middlesbrough Art Gallery                                        University of Glasgow, Hunterian Art Gallery

Museum of Modern Art, New York                           University of St Andrews

National Museum of Women in the Arts,                   University of Stirling

Washington DC                                                          West Riding County Museum

National Portrait Gallery, London                              Wustun Museum, Racine, Wisconsin