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Artist of the moment……Ken Danby

 

 

Ken Danby was a Canadian painter renown for his paintings of the figure, horses, and the ocean. Ken Danby was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada in the year 1940. For his figurative paintings he concentrated on the female figure and also male hockey players.

Danby attended the Ontario College of Art.

Price range information: The artist worked in watercolors and oils. These works range between $10,000 and $150,000. Danby was a prolific printmaker and many works range between $1,000 and $5,000.

Danby was made a member of the Canadian Academy of Art.

In this clip Danby talks about the importance of ART in education:

Ken Danby passed away in 2007 whilst on a canoe trip.

A link to the artist’s website and representation:

http://www.kendanbyart.ca/files/index_1.html

Danby was a very skilled painter. My favorite works of his are the horses in water. His figure watercolor paintings of the figures recall another artist who recently passed away this year, Steve Hanks.

The artist also created works in tempera and oils which remind me of Andrew Wyeth with their attention to different textures.

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Artist of the moment…….Robert Nelson Markle

 

 

Robert Nelson Markle was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in the year 1936. Markle started out working with the figure in a realist manner but he is renown for his images featuring the female form painted in an abstract manner.

Whilst attending the Ontario College of Art, Markle would meet his wife. His wife became his model.

Some of the artists works in the 1960s were seized by the government for being obscene.

The artist was also a jazz musician.

Markle was also an professional writer working as a free lancer for many magazine

Robert Markle passed away in 1990 in a car accident.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist worked in many mediums including ink, tempura, acrylics, and charcoal. Robert Nelson Markle is also part of the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.

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