Born in 1925 in Lynn, MA to Russian Jewish immigrant tailors, Arthur has been an artist since childhood. While on scholarship at the Boston Museum School, he studied under renowned German Expressionist Karl Zerbe. During his 1948-1951 Traveling Fellowship to Paris, Arthur was featured in Time and LIFE Magazine. Upon his return, he joined the Mirski Gallery (his dealer for 27 years), and established himself as a major Boston Expressionist. For seven decades his paintings, drawings, and prints have been shown and collected by major museums and galleries worldwide, including The White House and Boston MFA. He is in Who’s Who in American Art, and reviewed in Art in America, The Boston Globe, and New York Times.
Arthur taught at the Boston Museum School from 1950 to 1960, Brandeis University from 1954 to 1965, and Boston University from 1965 until 1990, and is Professor Emeritus. At age 89, Arthur still paints and exhibits. Click here for a catalog of his work with biography.