Ken Danby

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Who was Ken Danby?

Ken Danby was a renowned Canadian realist artist.

He passed away September 23, 2007. He is survived by his wife Gillian, brother Marvin and wife Susan, sons Sean and wife Suzanne, Ryan and wife Anne, Noah and his fiancé Kristanna, his step-daughter Julie Reid and husband Don Reid, step-son Stefen Elmitt and wife Gillian Elmitt, grandchildren Jocelyn & Owen Danby, Cheyne & Perry Reid and Shannon & Stephanie Elmitt. Also survived by sister-in-law Anne McNutt and husband Fred, nephews and nieces Keith Danby, Mark Danby, Sabrina Danby, Jennifer McNutt Bywater, John McNutt, Kathleen Daniels, Joanna Quarry.



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Towards the Hill
1967, egg tempera
24 x 36 in. (61 x 96.4 cm)
Signed and dated lower right



Renowned artist Ken Danby, who made his home in rural Guelph-Eramosa Township near the city of Guelph died while canoeing in Algonquin Park. He was 67 years old. It is believed that Danby suffered a heart attack.

An OPP report states that Danby collapsed while on a canoe trip with his wife Gillian and close friends. An air ambulance was sent to the scene, but Danby had passed away. It is expected that a memorial service will be held, but no details have yet been released.

Danby was internationally renowned for his realist paintings of nature and sports events. One of his most famous works is At The Crease, a depiction of a hockey goalie getting ready to stop a shot. He also painted other Canadian icons including Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Wayne Gretzky. Danby was honoured in 2001 with appointments as a member of the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

Danby's website has posted a blog where individuals can post memories or messages of condolence.

http://www.kendanby.ca


Read Ken Danby's bibliography here.

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