Daniel Francois Santry was born in Boston, MA in 1858. He 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, MA.
Santry was the Artist in Residence at the Sunset Hill House in Sugar Hill for 23 years. His White Mountain views include Mount Lafayette in Spring, A View of Lafayette and Franconia Village, and Old Farmhouse, Franconia.