Milestones Oct. 8, 2007


In the art world, Canadian painter Ken Danby was more commercial than cool. But if some critics turned up their noses at his realistic images--of the Ontario landscape, of hockey icon Wayne Gretzky and other sports figures, of PM Pierre Trudeau for a 1968 Time cover--his appeal among regular folks helped cement his place in museums around the world. His most widely reproduced work, At the Crease, of a masked hockey goalie waiting for a hit, became an unofficial national symbol and won praise from Danby's hero, realist Andrew Wyeth, as "terrifying and exciting." Danby died of an apparent heart...

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