Born in Monterey California to artist parents, Daniel was raised in the U.S. and Mexico until 1960 when he moved to Europe. His first experience with sculpture was watching his father sculpt figures out of wood,with chisel and mallet.
His early education included apprenticeships with artists in Mexico and Spain. It was during his fourteen years in Europe that he developed and matured as an artist. He attended Art School at Paris, France and at Antwerp, Belgium.He spent a great deal of time in the Museums, where he studied the sculptural language of the Ancient Cultures up to the Modern Masters and with the understanding that he developed, he found the freedom to use the language of sculpture in his own personal way. He learned the technique for doing large ferro-cement sculptures and developed his own methods for creating Cast Stone sculptures.
He now lives in Santa Rosa,California; his work can be seen at his Studio-Gallery where he also gives workshops and classes on the the three aspects of art and sculpture: vision, language, and craft.