Arthur Secunda was born in New Jersey where his Sephardic family settled after suffering from pogroms and other persecution in their native Russia. Secunda’s abstract paintings, bright collages and graphics, lush color and technical inventiveness belie a political consciousness. While searching for his creative style, he worked in the American musical form, jazz, as a pianist. He is also one of the founders of Artforum magazine, has written extensively about art in books and journals, and taught art at the university level.

Arthur Secunda
Alexandria Museum of Art Collection, Gift of Steven and Jadwiga Markoff 2006.m.267
oil on wood
50 x 40 inches

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