About the artist:
American artist and printmaker.
Arthur Secunda is an internationally renowned artist whose art career began in Detroit, Michigan more than 65
years ago. He is known for his brilliant collages, striking graphics and iconic landscapes of the late 1970s
and 1980s, which incorporate a specific kind of color gradation and blending of forms.
Secunda studied art at The New - York University where he was a member of the student league of artists.
After graduation, he continued the studies at The Paris Academy "Academie de la Grande Chaumiere", where he
was taught by such famous artists as Ossip Zadkine and Andre L'hote.
In different periods of time, Arthur Secunda had to combine the basic work of the artist with other interesting
works to obtain additional earnings: a museum curator, art critic, illustrator and even a jazz musician.
Secunda’s solo shows have been seen in numerous galleries and museums in Europe, North America and Asia.
He is also represented in most major museums, including the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian
Museum in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena,
California; the National Gallery of Australia; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; and the National Museum,
In 1976, during the artist's exhibition at the Museum of Arles (France), director of the museum described artworks
by Arthur Secunda: "Collages by Arthur Secunda have a very attractive, original and in some sense mysterious
technique where the actual cutting (paper) combined with a very personal color philosophy."
Secunda has mastered almost all media, including making his own paper in France and Japan. His impressive
body of work includes painting, mixed media, polyester assemblage, ceramics and welded sculpture. His imagery
ranges from figurative and hard-edge to jazz and the Bible.
Over his career Secunda has produced approximately 350 limited edition prints encompassing all printmaking
techniques, including serigraphy, lithography, engraving, calligraphy and pochoir.