Gilbert Davis Munger (1837-1903) was a landscape painter who worked in the Utah area in the 1870s. Munger was born in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1837. Munger began work as an engraver at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., at the young age of 14. Following service in the Civil War, Munger moved to San Francisco, where he traveled and painted in Carmel and Yosemite.
From 1876-1893, Munger maintained a studio in Barbizon, France, where his works show the influence of Corot. Upon his return to the U.S., Munger lived the rest of his life in Washington, D.C., having earned fame as a classical landscape artist.