Arthur has been taking pictures professionally for his entire adult life, from the 1960s through to the present. His work spans many genres and styles, though he is perhaps best known for his dreamlike, playful, and sometimes disturbing images in the fantasist and surrealist genres.
Arthur's work has been exhibited in museums around the world including MoMA in New York City, Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the San Francisco MoMA. A major exhibition of his work will be on display at The Getty Center Museum in Los Angeles in October, 2023. His photographic archive has been placed at Stanford University's Library as part of their new photography initiative.
Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1940, Arthur spent the first half of his life and career based on the East Coast. That was followed by a 30 year stint living on the Central Coast of California. He currently resides in San Francisco, CA. Continuing to take pictures nearly every day, Arthur still shoots on medium format film with his trusted Hasselblad.
Read more about Arthur and view selections of his photographic work on his own site: arthurtress.com