Elizabeth Blackadder

Scottish artist

Dame Elizabeth Violet Blackadder, Mrs Houston, DBE, RA, RSA (24 September 1931 – 23 August 2021)[1][2] was a Scottish painter and printmaker. She was the first woman to be elected to both the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Academy. Her work can be seen at the Tate Gallery, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Elizabeth Blackadder

Elizabeth Blackadder in 2012 (cropped).jpg
Blackadder in 2012
Elizabeth Violet Blackadder

(1931-09-24)24 September 1931
Died23 August 2021(2021-08-23) (aged 89)
Edinburgh, Scotland
EducationEdinburgh College of Art
Known forPainting; printmaking


  1. "Elizabeth Blackadder DBE, RWA, RA, RSA, RSW". Royal West of England Academy. Archived from the original on 8 December 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  2. Scottish artist Dame Elizabeth Blackadder dies, BBC News, 24 August 2021