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Philadelphia Museum Announces the Acquisition of Major Work by Daniel Garber

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art has acquired Tanis, one of the best-known paintings by Daniel Garber (American, 1880-1958), a leading Pennsylvania Impressionist and one of the most significant artists working in Philadelphia in the first several decades of the 20th century. This extraordinary work depicts the artist’s eight-year-old daughter standing in the doorway of Garber’s studio at his farm in Cuttalossa Glen near New Hope in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Painted in 1915, it was awarded a prize when first exhibited that year at the National Academy of Design in New York. Tanis was purchased from the Westervelt Company in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, through the generosity of Marguerite and H. F. (Gerry) Lenfest, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Museum