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About Arthur Secunda

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Arthur Secunda is an internationally renowned artist whose career has spanned six decades.

Secunda considers himself a landscape artist, and has developed his own iconography in representing nature, the land and its forms, as well as corresponding inner landscapes. He is known for a specific kind of color gradation and blending of forms in many media. His work tends to oscillate between the serene —striated colors in landscapes — to the expressive, as in many of his oil paintings.

His one-man shows have been seen worldwide in numerous galleries and museums in Europe, North America and Asia.

Secunda is 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, CA, the National Gallery of Australia; Bibliotheque Nationale—Paris, France; and the National Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey on November 12, 1927, Secunda’s studies began at Detroit’s Cass Tech High School and the Detroit Institute of Arts as a teenager and continued in New York at the Art Students League and New York University. After a stint in the Air Force as an artist, he then studied in Mexico, Paris and Italy—thanks to the GI bill.

After years in Paris, Secunda maintained a studio in Scottsdale, Arizona for ten years, and currently maintains one in Boulder, Colorado, doing what he has done in all of the other places he has lived and worked in the last 65 years — creating imagery.

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