Daniel Garber, American, 1880 - 1958
Daniel Garber was inspired by the beauty of the Delaware River Valley, particularly the countryside around his home near the artist’s colony of New Hope, Pennsylvania. This composition is the largest in Garber’s acclaimed series of paintings depicting the massive gravel quarries on the New Jersey side of the river. The artist’s dazzling tonalities transform rugged hillsides, disfigured by modern industry, into sun-drenched visions. For Garber, the landscape forms reflecting and capturing the light of the setting sun gave a sense of atmosphere and space while also serving to create a satisfyingly abstract and modern pattern of bands on the canvas.