Daniel Garber was an American painter and member of the artcolony at New Hope, Pennsylvania. He is best known today forhis large impressionist scenes of the New Hope area, in which heoften depicted the Delaware River. He also painted figurativeinterior works and excelled at etching. In addition to his paintingcareer, Garber taught art at the Pennsylvania Academy of theFine Arts for over forty years.Garber was born on April 11, 1880 in North Manchester,Indiana. He studied art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and atthe Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia from1899-1905. During this time Garber met and married his wife,Mary Franklin, who was also an art student. In the tradition ofmany American artists, Garber and his wife traveled to Europe tocomplete his art education. Returning to America in 1907, on theadvice of artist William Langson Lathrop he settled at Cuttalossajust downriver from Lumberville, Pennsylvania, six miles up theDelaware River from New Hope.
Like most impressionist painters, Garber painted landscapesen plein air, directly from nature. He exhibited his worksnationwide and earned numerous awards, including a Goldmedal at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition(1915) in San Francisco, California. He was elected amember of the National Academy of Design in 1913. Garberdied on July 5, 1958, after falling from a ladder at hisstudio. Today, Garbers paintings are considered bycollectors and art historians to be among the finest worksproduced from the New Hope art colony. His paintings areowned by major museums including the SmithsonianAmerican Art Museum in Washinghton .D C, and the ArtInstitute of Chicago.