Ken (Kenneth) Edison Danby

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Ken (Kenneth) Edison Danby

1940 - 2007
RCA

Realist artist Ken Danby, known for his portraits, sports imagery and landscapes, was born in 1940 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. After showing an early interest in art, he attended the Ontario College of Art from 1958 to 1960 and studied under Jock Macdonald. He was greatly influenced by the American painter Andrew Wyeth, and he worked in egg tempera, watercolour, pencil, ink, silkscreen and lithography. He used photographs to gather visual information and his cool, objective view of his subject is entirely in sync with this medium. His first exhibition was in 1961 at the Pollock Gallery in Toronto and in 1964 he won the Jessie Dow Award at the Spring Exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. In 1965 Danby established his home and studio in Guelph, on the site of an old mill. His first solo exhibition at Gallery Moos, Toronto in 1965 sold out, including a drawing which was acquired by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. The following year both the Vancouver Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada acquired his paintings. Danby was renowned for his sporting images, such as At the Crease, a striking image of a hockey goalkeeper, which was exhibited at Washington's National Portrait Gallery in 1981.

Danby exhibited in many solo and group shows both nationally and internationally, until his death in 2007. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, and is represented in the collections of the Canada Council, Ottawa, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among many other private and public collections.

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Kimono
60 x 88in 152.4 x 223.5cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $70,000 - $90,000 CDN
Sold for:   $118,000 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2014 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Canada One
38 x 28in 96.5 x 71.1cm
egg tempera on board

Estimate:  $20,000 - $30,000 CDN
Sold for:   $40,250 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2017 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Spring Around the Corner
24 x 16in 61 x 40.6cm
egg tempera on board

Estimate:  $5,000 - $7,000 CDN
Sold for:   $10,530 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's November 2009 - 4th Session auction on Saturday, November 28, 2009
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Secluded Tailrace
21 x 27in 53.3 x 68.6cm
watercolour on paper

Estimate:  $6,000 - $8,000 CDN
Sold for:   $8,625 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2006 auction on Friday, November 24, 2006
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Broken Window
39 x 32in 99 x 81.3cm
egg tempera on board

Estimate:  $8,000 - $10,000 CDN
Sold for:   $7,670 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's September 2016 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Alert Bay Totem
13 1/2 x 20 1/2in 34.3 x 52cm
1992
watercolour

Estimate:  $7,000 - $9,000 CDN
Sold for:   $5,775 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's auction on Thursday, November 07, 1996
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Behind the Mill
19 x 27in 48.26 x 68.58cm
1968
watercolour

Estimate:  $3,800 - $4,800 CDN
Sold for:   $5,750 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's May 2000 Fine Canadian Art auction on Wednesday, May 10, 2000
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Found Basket
19 3/4 x 24in 50.2 x 61cm
egg tempera on board

Estimate:  $5,000 - $6,000 CDN
Sold for:   $5,265 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's May 2011 - 3rd Session auction on Thursday, May 26, 2011
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Against the Rails
18 x 26in 45.7 x 66cm
watercolour on paper

Estimate:  $4,000 - $6,000 CDN
Sold for:   $5,015 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's September 2014 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, September 25, 2014
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The Arch
20 x 28in 50.8 x 71.1cm
watercolour on paper

Estimate:  $2,500 - $3,000 CDN
Sold for:   $4,973 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's August 2011 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, August 25, 2011
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