Ken Danby (graphics)

In 1970, Danby produced his first series of multi-coloured prints using silkscreen techniques. Every stage of Danby’s printmaking was executed by hand and with the intent that his artwork would be more accessible to the public. Whether they are black and white or in a multitude of colours, Danby’s lithographs and serigraphs emphasize light and shade with delicate tonalities. They capture moments in time, distilled with the richness of human experience. They are contemplative, with a silent strength, the product of the artist’s sensitivity to his subjects and his authority of execution.

In 2008, Odon Wagner Gallery, as agent of the estate of original works by the late Ken Danby (1940-2007), exhibited the complete collection of graphic works by the artist. The collection spanned Danby’s creative output from the bucolic childhood scene to portraits, all executed with the deft and commanding hand of a modern Canadian master.

Jessie Dow Prize
125th Anniversary Commemorative Medal of Canada
Queen's Jubilee Medal
Golden Jubilee Medal
Order of Ontario
Order of Canada

Selected Collections
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Montreal Museum of Fine Art
Art Gallery of Vancouver
Art Institute of Chicago
Power Corporation of Canada
Toronto-Dominion Bank
United States Steel Company
Indianapolis Museum of Fine Arts
Pittsburgh National Bank
National Gallery of Canada
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Canada Council Art Bank
Shell Canada
Canada Sports Hall of Fame
Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
City of Jerusalem
MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2010 Homage to a Master, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto
2008 The Graphic Works of Ken Danby Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto
2001 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1998 Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto
1997 Retrospective: Drawings & Watercolours, Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
1990 Graphic Retrospective, Harris Gallery of Fine Art, Ottawa
1989 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1987 25 Year Retrospective, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
1985 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1985 Graphic Retrospective Exhibition, Kenneth G. Heffel Fine Art, Vancouver
1983 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1983 America's Cup Gallery, Newport, Rhode Island
1982 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1980-1982 Graphic Retrospective Exhibition circulated by Art Gallery of Hamilton, traveling throughout Canada
1979 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1978 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1976 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1975 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1974-1975 Retrospective Exhibition circulated by Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, traveling throughout Southern Ontario
1974 Galerie Moos, Montreal
1973 William Zierler Gallery, New York
1972 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1972 William Zierler Gallery, New York
1971 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1970 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1969 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1969 Cologne Kunstmarkt, Germany
1968 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1967 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1966 Galerie Godard Lefort, Montreal
1966 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1965 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1964 Gallery Moos, Toronto 

Selected Group Exhibitions
1981 National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
1976 Bienal Americana de Artes Grficas, Cali, Columbia
1973 Bienal Americana de Artes Grficas, Cali, Columbia
1972 Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1971 Biennale des Jeunes, Paris
1970 Cologne Kunstmarkt, Germany
1970 Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal
1967 Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal
1966 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1964 Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal
1964 National Gallery of Canada, Montreal

Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto