Arthur Secunda

arthur secunda


Arthur Secunda (b. 1927) Mr. Strindberg takes a walk in midwinter 40 x 12″ acrylic and oil, titled and dated verso 1966, signed and dated front lower left. original frame sold


Arthur Secunda was born in New Jersey in 1927 and established a career in Paris, France, and on both the East and West coasts and Arizona. He is a painter, collage artist, sculptor, teacher, and graphic artist. He is especially noted for his richly colored collages and skill with printmaking, having received two grants from the Tamarind Lithography Workshop.

In 1946, he served a year in the Air Force as a staff artist and then attended New York University and the Art Students League where his teachers were Harry Sternberg, Reginald Marsh and Julian Levi. He later continued his education in Paris and Rome, studying sculpture with Ossip Zadkine and painting with Andre L’hote. Secunda spent a year in Mexico working at the Esmeralda Escuela de Pintura y Escultura, where he learned the art of wood carving and woodcut printing.

He has served as Curator of Education at the Santa Barbara Art Museum; Art Editor of the Beverly Hills Times, Founding Editor of Artforum Magazine and radio commentator of Arts of All Times in Santa Barbara.

Secunda has been a teacher at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, the Pasadena Art Museum, the University of California, Los Angeles and at Long Beach State College. His first solo show was at the Galerie Lucien Gout in Montpellier in 1950.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
University of Judaism, L.A., 2005
McMasters University, Hamilton, Canada, 2004
Lacoste Gallery, Savannah College of Art, France, 2003
Armstrong Atlantic University, Savannah Georgia, 2002
Waterworks Center of Visual Arts, Salisbury, NC, 1997
Senior Eye: Palmcrest House, Long Beach, CA 1995
Konstkap Galleriet Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden, 1995
La Vegas Art Museum, NV, 1993
Aktuaryus, Strasbourg, France, 1992
Fukui Cultural Center, Japan, 1987
Instituto Norteamericano, Barcelona, Spain, 1987
Jacquemart-Andre Museum, Paris, France, 1985
Honolulu Academy of Fine Arts, Hawaii, 1980
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Ca., 1978
Musee Reattu, Arles, France, 1976
University of California., Davis, 1970
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, 1964
Palm Springs Desert Museum with Hans Burkhardt, 1964
Fresno Art Center, California, 1963

Arthur Secunda, Exhibition List