Art education reformer and director of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1938-58. Rich's father, also Daniel Rich, was a lawyer, and his Martha Cotton (?) (Rich) a homemaker. Rich was admitted to the University of Chicago in 1922 where he received his bachelor of arts degree (English) in 1926. He moved to Harvard, where he was granted graduate degrees in English and art history, attending the classes of Paul J. Sachs at the Fogg Museum the following year. That year, too, he married Bertha Ten Eyck James (d.