|Earth, Sky, and Water, 2002, Ken Danby--a master of both|
water and watercolor. It's a beautiful painting, but it's also
quite typically Canadian.
|At the Crease, 1972, Ken Danby|
“One day a woman complimented me on my painting, At the Crease, which she referred to as, `that painting you did of the goalie, Ken Dryden.’ She said that she had long had a print of it in her home and really enjoyed it. I thanked her, but also explained that, 'It isn’t an image of Ken Dryden.’ Looking puzzled she replied, 'Yes it is.’ I responded, 'No it isn’t.’ After a long pause, she loudly exclaimed, 'YES, IT IS!’ I quickly apologized, with the realization that she was right. It was really whoever she wanted it to be.”
|On his own, Ken Danby switched from a reluctant |
Abstract Expressionist to an avid photorealist in
just six years.
|Stampede, 2000, Ken Danby|
|Danby might best be considered a genre painter--one who accentuates the quiet beauty and momentary pleasures |
of daily life.
|Hockey Night in Canada,|
|Lake Superior Surf (above-top) was one of Danby's |
first college painting efforts. True North is a serigraph
(silk screen) print using some thirty different colors,
each printed separately.
|Although most famous for his connection to ice hockey, only about ten percent of Danby's art, over his entire lifetime, had to do with that sport.|
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