Painter and teacher Daniel Garber was born in Indiana in 1880. He studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1897-98 and the Darby School in 1899-1900. In 1901, he established a studio in Philadelphia, where he worked as an illustrator, commercial artist and portrait painter while studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in the evenings. It was there that he met and married a fellow student named Mary Franklin. He was awarded a Cresson scholarship in 1905, which allowed him to travel to England, France, and Italy to study. Upon his return in 1907, he settled near New Hope, Pennsylvania, where he became the leading Impressionist of that region, known for his decorative, tapestry-like landscapes. An important teacher, he taught at the Philadelphia School of Design for women in 1904 and the PAFA from 1909 to 1950. He exhibited at many of the major expositions of the time and won several medals and prizes. He died in 1958.