Pulling Together

Ken Danby
Indoor Art, Painting, Permanent


This 1993 egg tempura painting is an original work of Canadian artist Ken Danby and depicts Walter Kelm rowing on Guelph Lake.

Danby undertook a number of special projects, some of which were utilized as fundraising campaigns for charitable organizations. One such work was “Pulling Together” which was reproduced in a signed limited edition to benefit the United Way.

This original was a gift from the artist to the City for its 150th sesquicentennial celebration in 1977, and currently hangs on the second floor of City Hall.

About the artist

Ken Danby (1940-2007) was one of Canada’s foremost artists; a painter and printmaker of international renown best known for his realist style.

Danby’s subject matter ranged widely, but it was his images of Canadian landscapes and life that captured the public’s attention; like “At the Crease”, the 1972 egg tempera painting depicting a nameless hockey goalie viewed from ice-level defending his net.

Danby’s works are owned by private collectors worldwide, as well as by many institutions, including The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.


City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3A1