BLACKADDER GOES FORTH
Scottish artist Elizabeth Blackadder has died just short of her 90th birthday. The first woman ever elected to the Royal Academy, she was known for her cunning plans, her still life paintings, her use of oil paints, her association with Lord Melchett and Baldrick, and her landscape drawings. Her art can be found at the Tate Modern. She also designed Alex Salmonds Christmas cards, which feels like a punishment. Despite once trying to rig the Donny-on-the-World by-election, Blackadder was given a damehood by the Queen in 2003, possibly as thanks for that time she gave the Queen as much money as she could, despite being in debt to the baby eating Bishop of Bath and Wells. She appeared on royal stamps, taught at the Edinburgh College of Art for 26 years, and was thrice the next in line to the British throne. Also she wrote the dictionary at short notice, but struggled over a definition for the bloody aardvark. She was a unique pick for The Curse of Late September who, despite getting their timing wrong, are feeling as cunning as a fox whose just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford.
24 September 1931 – 23 August 2021