Daniel Santry (1858 - 1915)
View of Mt. Lafayette, Franconia, New Hampshire, 1896
Oil on canvas
12 x 18 ¼ inches
Signed and dated at lower right: Daniel Santry 1896 –
The son of Irish immigrants, Daniel Francois Santry was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and went to work after middle school to help support his family. By the age of eighteen he had taken an interest in painting and soon after began his training through inexpensive evening classes in the Boston area. He was encouraged by the words of Benjamin Champney, an important artist-mentor, who advised students to “save up…and go to Paris. It is and always will be the best place to study art and meet with artists of great renown.”
In Europe Santry studied with Boulanger and Lefebvre. He exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1886 and at the Boston Art Club from 1889 to 1891. The Boston Art Club exhibition records record his address as 12 West Street, Boston.
Santry was the Artist in Residence at the Sunset Hill House in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, for twenty-three years. His White Mountain views include Mount Lafayette in Spring, A View of Lafayette and Franconia Village, and Old Farmhouse, Franconia.