Daniel Putnam Brinley was a muralist and painter. Born in Newport, RI in 1879, Brinley grew up in Cos Cob, CT where we was given the nickname “Put.”
In 1904, Brinley married his childhood friend, Katherine Gordon Sanger, a travel writer and author. Together, they traveled through Europe, spending two years in Paris. During this time, Brinley’s work showed a Modernist approach.
The couple returned to the U.S. in 1908 and the artist established a studio in New York City. He held his first solo exhibition at Madison Avenue Galleries in 1910. In 1913, he helped organized the inaugural Armory Show.
The Brinleys returned to Connecticut in 1914, where they built a home, designed by their friend Austin W. Lord.
During the 1930s, Brinley did much work as a muralist, earning him considerable fame and fortune.
Brinley died on July 31, 1963 in New Canaan, following a brief illness. He was survived only by his wife.