Irish Artist Directory

Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA

Lived: 1932 - 2016

Categories: Equine, Portraits and Landscapes

Artist Biography

Basil Blackshaw was born in Co. Antrim but brought up in Co. Down, and studied at Belfast College of Art, where he received a scholarship that enabled him to travel to Paris for further study in 1951. His upbringing brought him close one of his favoured subjects – loose yet evocative equine scenes are prominent in his oeuvre. A major retrospective of Blackshaws work was held in 1974 at the Arts Council Gallery in Belfast, and another in 1995 was organised by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The latter was exhibited at the Ormeau Baths, Royal Hibernian Academy, Crawford Municipal Gallery, and a selection of the works travelled to the United States for a further tour. More recently a retrospective was held at The Fenton Gallery in Cork (2005). He is a member of Aosdána, RUA and Associate Member of the RHA. His works can be found in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ulster Museum, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, University of Ulster, AIB, and Bank of Ireland.

Currently On Sale at Adam's

Lot 104

Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016) Reclining Female Nude O...

Estimate Price €2,000.00 - €4,000.00

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Lot 105

Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016), The Lovers, After Cou...

Estimate Price €20,000.00 - €30,000.00

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Basil Blackshaw Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016) Night Rider (2001) Acrylic on canvas, 152.5 x 213.5cm (60 x ...

Hammer Price €90,000.00

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Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (b.1932) Flashing Steel Oil on canvas, 90 x 120cm Signed

Hammer Price €52,000.00

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Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (b.1932) Blue Red with Broken Tail Oil on canvas, 96.5 x 71cm (37.9 x 27...

Hammer Price €48,000.00

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Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932) Splash - Cock Crowing (1980) Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm (24 x 20'')...

Hammer Price €38,000.00

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Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932) Blue Grey Cock Crowing (1981) Oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm (24 x 20'...

Hammer Price €36,000.00

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