Daniel Anthonisen earned his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. His work has been exhibited at the Salmagundi Club, New York City; the Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, New York; in Pennsylvania at Payne Gallery at Moravian College; Muhlenberg College, Allentown; and the James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown. His work is represented in private collections throughout the country. In 2013, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce. Among other awards, the artist received a grant in 2002 from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation of Montreal.
The Tohickon Creek, Panacussing Creek and the Delaware River are important subjects in his paintings. He works en plein air skillfully capturing the energy in the world around him. The Delaware River has always been a part of his life - fishing there with his father, renowned sculptor George Anthonisen in whose studio he first learned abut art as a child. He follows in the family tradition as an award-winning artist, winning national competitions since the age of 18. Of his river paintings, the artist says, "I am intrigued with the familiar - the way things come out of the ground, the moving water, the unpredictable patterns of leaves and rocks and how it's all woven together and changing at the same time."