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In New Hope

Daniel Garber, American, 1880 - 1958

Made in Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America


Oil on canvas

28 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches (71.8 x 76.8 cm)

© Estate of Daniel Garber

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Mary B. Mucci, 1973

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As one of the best-known members of the New Hope school of Impressionists in Pennsylvania, Daniel Garber studied the effects of light, both in overcast and sunny landscapes, to create his lyrical compositions. This painting depicts a view across the Delaware River to the town of New Hope, which is bathed in sunlight. It is an excellent example of the qualities observed by another Philadelphia artist, Yarnall Abbott, who in 1918 characterized Garber's canvases as "open windows through which one looks into a smiling countryside." A teacher at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, for over forty years, Garber transmitted his style to several generations of artists.