Ten Days with Art
A film by Matteo Marchisano-Adamo
Ten Days with Art is a TV-hour documentary offering a rare & intimate experience with renowned international artist Arthur Secunda as he struggles at 90 to paint due to Parkinson’s Disease & poor vision.
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Dear Mr. Sataki
An Introduction to Arthur Secunda
Letter written by Arthur Secunda
Read by Matteo Marchisano-Adamo
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About Arthur Secunda
Arthur Secunda (Arturo Secunda), painter, sculptor, teacher, critic and printmaker, was born in New Jersey in 1927.
He attended New York University and the Art Students League in New York where he studied with Harry Sternberg, Reginald Marsh and Julian Levi. Later, in Paris, he studied sculpture with Ossip Zadkine and painting with Andre L’hote.
Arthur Secunda was museum curator of education at the Santa Barbara Art Museum, university instructor and lecturer at UCLA, the Pasadena Art Museum, Otis Art Institute and the Palm Springs Desert Museum. He also produced a weekly TV program entitled "Arts of All Times," and was the founding editor of Artforum magazine in Los Angeles in 1963.
Since 1950 he has exhibited widely all over the United States, Europe and Japan in over 150 galleries, museums and universities, as well as major art fairs in New York, Paris, Basel and Cologne.
His artwork hangs in the permanent collections institutions worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.; the Chicago Art Institute; the Honolulu Academy of Fine Arts and the Detroit Art Institute in the U.S. In addition to the Tel Aviv Museum, his art has been acquired by European museums in Aries, Geneva, Stockholm, Choler, Ostend, Brussels, Zurich, and elsewhere.
Jean Maurice Rouquette said, "Secunda's collages make use of a very seductive, original and somewhat mysterious technique in which the actual tearing of paper coincides with a personal philosophy of color.
Arthur lives in Boulder, Colorado.