Artwork by Kenneth Danby,  Barn Door

Ken Danby
Barn Door

watercolour
signed and dated 1967 lower right
17.75 x 26 ins ( 45.1 x 66 cms ) ( sight )

Sold for $2,400.00
Sale date: July 20th 2021

Provenance:
Private Collection, Toronto
Exhibited:
Beyond the Crease: Ken Danby, Art Gallery of Hamilton, September 22, 2016 - January 15, 2017

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Kenneth Danby
(1940 - 2007) RCA

Kenneth (Ken) Danby was born on March 6, 1940 in Sault Ste. Marie, and was destined for a career as an artist. As a 12 year old, he was already talking to career advisors about how to enrol in the Ontario College of Art (Now OCADU). In 1958, he realized this dream by enrolling at the school, but became disenfranchised with institutional education and quit two years later. After briefly experimenting in abstract art, he returning to his roots in representational art, and specifically, realism, after being inspired on a trip to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo.

In 1964 Gallery Moos organized “Danby's first one-man show, which promptly sold out and set an example that was repeated and surpassed over many years”*. Today, Danby is recognized internationally and is one of Canada's best known artists. His work can be found in private, corporate and public institutions worldwide, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Danby received many awards and accolades, including his election to membership of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1976. He was also awarded with the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal by the Government of Canada, and The Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada. Danby served on many boards, including that of the National Gallery of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.

* kendanby.ca