Daniel Garber letter

Daniel Garber letter

Dates: 1941

Contains a letter from Daniel Garber to Mae Huntington who will be showing an exhibit including his paintings. He specifically tells her about his work "Snow at Harer's" and how he received inspiration to paint it as he was about to cross a covered bridge one day. He ended up painting parts of the work as he came across it, knowing that the automobile tracks in the snow would soon be gone. He also tells her where the painting was shown last and hope she will enjoy showing it herself.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Garber, Daniel, 1880-1958
  • Call Number: MSS 8553
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8553; Daniel Garber letter; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8553, LTPSC.
Custodial History
It it unknown who donated the collection.
Acquisition Information
Subject Terms
Fine Arts; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Painting, American--20th century; Garber, Daniel, 1880-1958; Garber, Daniel, 1880-1958--Correspondence; Huntington, Mae
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Processing Information
Processed; Catie Freedman, student manuscript processor, John M. Murphy curator; 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Garber (Daniel) letter
Finding Aid Author
Catie Freedman
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-09-17 14:31:51 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Daniel Garber (1880-1958) was an American impressionist painter.

Daniel Garber was born on April 11, 1880 in Manchester, Indiana. As a young boy he gained a love for art and in 1897 he began studying at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

In 1897 he enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. It is here that he met his wife, Mary Franklin, who was also an art student. He opened a studio in Philadelphia in 1901, working at a portraitist and commercial artist. In 1905, he and his wife moved to Europe where they both furthered their art education. It is there that he gained an appreciation for impressionist painting.

He and Mary returned to Pennsylvania in 1907 where he continued to paint. In 1909 he began teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He instructed there for 41 years.

Garber received many awards of recognition for his works throughout his lifetime. His art is still shown in various galleries across the nation.

He passed away on his farm in Cuttalossa, Pennsylvania on July 5, 1958.

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