David Blackwood Master Printmaker by William Gough
With an appreciation by Annie Proulx
4to. pp. xiii, 178. profusely illustrated. hardcover. dw. (fine condition). Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, .
Signed by David Blackwood on half-title & dated 2002.
ISBN-10: 1550548727 / ISBN-13: 9781550548723
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.