Dan’s family legacy is rich in historic American art and industrial history, most notable being the famous Meneely Bell Foundry of Troy, NY. His great-great-grandfather, Harrington Fitzgerald was a 19th century Philadelphia painter and art collector who studied and trained under Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent. Fitzgerald was president of the American Art Society and managing director of the Philadelphia Item newspaper. This, along with other cultural influences helped to foster his passion and curiosity for design and fine art. In his youth, Dan explored various painting and illustration methods, later turning to graphic design as his chosen profession—but he always kept painting.
His artistic focus ranges from abstract expressionism, impressionistic landscapes, and minimalist color studies. In 1993 he received an Associate of Arts degree from the Art Institute of Atlanta, and in 1997 a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia. He currently works from his home studio and lives with his wife and 2 children in Orlando, Florida.