Linda Blackburn, the known and respected Fort Worth-based artist, died suddenly of natural causes on January 1, 2022.

Linda Blackburn was born in 1941 in Baltimore Maryland, and worked as an artist in Fort Worth starting in 1966. She received her BFA in painting from the University of Texas at Austin (1962) and a MA in painting from the University of California at Berkeley (1965). She received a National Endowment for the Art grant in painting (1990) and a Mid American/National Endowment for the Arts grant in painting (1988). Her work is in public and private collections including the Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, the Amarillo Art Center Museum, Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC., Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, The Crescent Collection, Dallas and DFW Airport. Mrs. Blackburn lived and worked in Fort Worth until her death.