TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - It was with great sadness that I learned of the
sudden death of Ken Danby. I never met Mr Danby, but, like most Canadians, I
felt a personal connection, through his iconic paintings, 'At the Crease' and
Through these, and other paintings - most notably his 1980s watercolour
series on the Americas Cup and the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Mr Danby
introduced art to a segment of the population that might not otherwise have
been exposed to the deeply personal pleasures of art appreciation.
But there was so much more to him than the sports paintings for which Mr
Danby gained such wide celebrity. From the mundane - work boots abandoned by a
mud scraper, the youthful exuberance of a lad balancing on a backyard fence -
to the magnificent - the still, glacial depths of Lake Louise, storm clouds
gathering at sunset on Lake Superior - his prodigious talent captured them
all, in a splendid body of work that will bring pleasure to Canadians for
generations to come.
I join all Ontarians in extending my deepest sympathy to Ken Danby's
widow, Gillian, and to his children and step-children.
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