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The Art of Ken Danby
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"I've been engrossed with creating art since I was ten year's old - since I first decided that I would be an artist. I've been obsessed by it in the years since, as I've worked at it full time, and as the adage applies - the more I learn, the more I realize how little I know".
                                       - Ken Danby

 

Ken Danby
Ken Danby
1940 - 2007

TORONTO - Ken Danby, recognized as one of the world's foremost realist artists and best-known in Canada for his iconic hockey painting, "At The Crease," has died at the age of 67 while canoeing in Algonquin Park on Sunday, September 23rd more click here. . .

 

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Cheyne's Walk

  

"Normally, my watercolours are completed within a few days or weeks at most. This one became something special, so I kept it available for an occasional fresh look over six months, and just picked away at it now and then. I’m glad I did. The model is our granddaughter, Cheyne Reid, and the setting is at the end of our millrace, where it joins the river. The title for this work is self-evident and yet it also reflects a certain ironic twist, which tickles my fancy. Cheyne was born in London England (in 1987), and began her life with her parents, Julie and Don, in residence on a famous London street named ‘Cheyne Walk.’”

       -Ken Danby

Cheyne had just graduated from University the year this edition was released

 
 

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At The Crease

  

"The idea for this painting resulted from my return to playing recreational hockey, after not doing so for a few years in the mid sixties. During that time away from the game, the mask had become a part of the goalie's equipment. After an afternoon's scrimmage on the river ice, I kept recalling my experience of being confronted by the young net minder wearing a mask. It was an image that gradually intensified in my mind over the following three years until I finally had to explore it, and recruited a goalie to pose. The painting was never intended to represent a particular player but simply the personification of a goalie."

       -Ken Danby

 
 

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Ken Danby's "At the Crease", one of the most famous and iconic images of sport, has now been republished in a new state-of-the-art reproduction print. Rather than simply reprinting from the previous proofs, this new edition has been created from the original painting for the first time since it was originally published 33 years ago. Utilizing the latest print technology under the artists' personal supervision, the resulting prints represent an amazing testimony to the richness and fidelity of this renowned work of art.

 

 

 

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Lacing Up

  
 
 

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Bobby Orr - Garden of Dreams

  

 

 
 

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Hand signed by Ken Danby and
Bobby Orr

 

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Limited Edition print Hand signed by
Bobby Orr,  Mrs Danby initials and a Estate Seal s/n 4444

 

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THE GREAT FAREWELL
THE OFFICIAL WAYNE GRETZKY RETIREMENT PORTRAIT
by
KEN DANBY

 

'The Great Farewell' is the perfect title because it's so appropriate
to my memories of the great response of the fans at my final game.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

~Wayne Gretzky

 
 
 

 

The Great Farewell

 

 
 
 

 

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The Great Farewell

The unveiling of Wayne Gretzky's official NHL retirement portrait

The portrait was also seen later that night on Hockey Night in Canada during their interview of Wayne. More details on this project are in the 'Wayne Gretzky' announcement section.
 
NHL Officially
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Limited Edition Signed by Ken Danby and individually numbered
Limited to 9,999  s/n

Facsimile signature of Wayne Gretzky embossed in old
Print size: 32 1/4" x 26 1/2" Image: 26 1/2" x 22"
The Great Farewell book is included (as with all editions)

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Limited Edition  Signed by Ken Danby and individually numbered
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 Signed by Wayne Gretzky
 Blind embossed with the NHL logo
 Print size: 32 1/4" x 26 1/2" Image: 26 1/2" x 22"

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Commemorative  Edition  Signed by
Ken Danby and individually numbered
Limited to 99  a/p

Signed by Wayne Gretzky
Blind embossed with the NHL
& New York Rangers logos
Gold embossed with "Final Game - April 18, 1999"

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Limited Edition  Giclee Canvas Signed by Ken Danby and individually numbered
Limited to 199  s/n

Signed by Wayne Gretzky
Full image on stretched canvas: 32 1/2" x 27"
Available unstretched on request Print size: 32 1/4" x 26 1/2" Image: 26 1/2" x 22"

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Ken DanbyKen Danby is one of only a few contemporary artists who have created paintings that make the transition from artwork to cultural icon. While the popularity of his work and his contributions to the arts make him a celebrity in Canada, it is his outstanding timeless images that have earned him international recognition as one of the foremost realist artists.

Many public institutions hold Ken Danby's originals in their collections, including The Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum in New York, The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Oklahoma Art Centre, Vancouver Art Gallery, University of California Art Gallery, City of Jerusalem, Israel and the Bradford City Art Gallery in England.

For more than forty years Ken Danby has been devoted to creating art inspired by his personal experiences. Periodically it has included hockey, reflecting his life-long love of the game both on and off the ice. The works illustrated below represent some of his most well-known hockey images. When At the Crease, possibly his most famous painting, began its tour of the U.S.A. in 1981 at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, Danby was a special guest of President Ronald Reagan at the White House.

Ken Danby has been acquainted with Wayne for many years. As a special celebrity guest at the 1984 NHL Awards Dinner, Ken presented Wayne with the Hart Trophy.

 

Mill Studios Corporation

 

The artist and his historic mill home and studio buildings

 

 

 


At The Crease

 

The Great Farewell

 

 

 


Face Off


Lacing Up

THE GREAT FAREWELL

The Great Farewell is destined to become the symbol of a Great hockey era. The limited edition print and book are certain to be ranked among the top collectibles of our time.


Bobby Orr - Garden Of Dreams

 

 

 
 

 

Above Hawkesville

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Above Hawkesville

The Conestoga River winds through the village of Hawkesville, about a half-hour's drive from my studio. On a brisk January afternoon, I drove across the bridge upriver, and noticed a group of boys playing hockey on the ice below. I stopped and walked back to watch. Within seconds, I spotted a couple of horses and buggies parked on the adjacent field and realized that these were Mennonite boys. But, if I hadn't noticed their mode of transportation, I wouldn't have known.

- Ken Danby  

 
 

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Bobby Orr - Garden of Dreams

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Bobby Orr - Garden of Dreams

  

Also personally signed by Bobby Orr

" I began with the unique concept of Bobby on the ice - in repose. After all, he retired from the game years ago. I also wanted to include the image of his famous 1970 Stanley Cup winning goal in overtime. The challenge was in combining these two images, but I was able to do it by setting the painting in historic Boston Garden where Bobby scored that famous goal and where he posed for me, on the ice. I think it works well. It was certainly a memorable experience, and I'm pleased that this portrait offered me an opportunity to honour an old friend - one of the great legends of hockey."

— Ken Danby

 

 
 

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Hand signed by Bobby Orr

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Early Evening

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Early Evening

  

Also personally signed by Bobby Orr

" In late summer, the shadows lengthen dramatically at the end of the day. Just before sunset the light can appear to fuse within the air itself, casting a soft hazy glow over its reach. It's a moment of calm and reflection, when one's thoughts tend to travel well beyond the present."

— Ken Danby

 

 
 

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Study for At the Crease

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Study for At the Crease

  

Also personally signed by Bobby Orr

" This study has an energy and spontaneity that is more apparent than in the completed painting. It was the mask that first intrigued me, not just this particular one, but the whole experience of skating in on a goalie wearing a mask, which wasn't part of the game when I played as a youth. Years later, this study still remains a vibrant reminder of my original inspiration."

— Ken Danby

 

 
 

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Kimono

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Kimono

  

 " With this painting I was focusing on space, light and reflection to create a kind of pause in time. The quiet repose of the model required no more than the simplicity of the rolling waves breaking along the sand to convey a feeling of timeless solitude. The idea for this painting was conceived on a beach in Bali. "

— Ken Danby

 

 
 

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Spirit of the Game

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Spirit of the Game

  

 

 
 

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Artist Proff

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Delicious

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Delicious

  

" I'd been doing some sketches of this old popcorn machine at the local market, during the week. When I returned to it early Saturday morning, I encountered the young attendant. She was basking in the warmth of the freshly popped corn and seemed dreamily lost in thought, obviously reflecting the early hour. At that moment, I knew that I had my subject."

— Ken Danby

 

 
 

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Breakers

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Breakers

  

" It's difficult to portray the sheer enormity of the ocean in a painting. I tried to capture something of this in 'Breakers' through the scale and perspective of the work. The figures kept getting smaller as the painting progressed. This setting is on the east coast of Barbados."

— Ken Danby

 

 
 

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Acapulco

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Acapulco

  

" Gillian and I were staying with friends at their residence in Acapulco. Each day, we'd enjoy a little 'pool time', of course. I became intrigued with the geometry created by the figure together with the shadow from the diving board, as well as the luminosity of the water. The sensuality of a tranquil moment in the sun combined with the visual symmetry to inspire this work."

— Ken Danby

 

 
 

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Trail 2000

  

A Calgary Stampede Commemorative Print

'Trail 2000' was an exciting event that I was thrilled to respond to with my work. My challenge in creating this image involved combining the high drama and action of range-running horses with the grandeur of the Alberta ranchlands. And I'm delighted to have participated in a project that simultaneously benefits so many worthy groups ­ the Calgary Stampede, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rotary Clubs of Calgary and the many people of Calgary who support their admirable endeavours.

— Ken Danby

 

 
 

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17" x 34"

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Caribbean

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Caribbean

  

" Each day, after their workout, the horse and groom would come to the beach to cool off. I was enthralled by the experience of being right there in the water with them. In the heat of the afternoon the sea offered a great calming effect on the horse, and ultimately provided me with a fascinating subject."

— Ken Danby

 

 
 

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Summer's Back

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Summer's Back

  

"High on a cliff overlooking the water, enjoying the sun and a morning coffee, my wife, Gillian, was absorbed by a sailboat approaching in the distance. The intricate play of light and shadow on her back complimented the absolute serenity of the setting."

 

— Ken Danby

 

 
 

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Canada 1

  
 
 

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Ken Danby & 99

 

     
 

 

 

The Last Skate
The Last Skate
 

 

Saluting the Fans
Saluting the Fans

 

Study of the Wave
Study of Gretzky Waving

 

Study for The Great Farewell
Study for The Great Farewell

Some of the artist's preliminary studies,
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The Great One's Farewell
The Great One's Farewell

 

Gretzky's Farewell
Gretzky's Farewell

 

Farewell Wave
Farewell Wave

 

Final Moments
Final Moments

Some of the artist's preliminary studies,
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An Emotional Gretzky


Ninety-Nine
Ninety-Nine
 
A Grateful Gretzky 
A Grateful Gretzky 
 

Applauding His Teammates
Applauding His Teammates

Some of the artist's preliminary studies,
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End of the Game
End of the Game


A Grateful Goodbye

   
    
 
 
 

 

The Great Farewell

 

 

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