Born in Tampa, Florida and raised in Miami Beach. His career as a sculptor began in 1970 when at 17 after attending a metal sculpture program at the Coconut Grove School of Art., taught by the metal sculptor Hugh Dumont. He later apprenticed for Dumont and also started the welded art class at Miami Beach High School. After graduating with a degree in Fine Art from the University of South Florida (1975) he worked and traveled and enjoyed a series of apprenticeships with several metal, bronze and marble sculptors in France, Italy and New York City. Arthur attended the Lacoste School of the Arts (1978) in Provence, France. He apprenticed for the Japanese master stone carver Yasuo Mizui in Paris and Nancy, France. In the late 70's and early 80's he worked in the stone and bronze studios in Pietrasanta, Italy. He maintained a studio in a historical landmark building in Tribeca in lower Manhattan from 1978 -1997.
His award winning artwork has been exhibited in over a dozen solo shows and more than 100 group exhibitions, including the Grand Palais in Paris and Lincoln Center, and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in NYC.
He worked with the renowned Art Law attorney Gustave Harrow at New York Law School where he was guest lecturer/artist for Harrow’s Art Law class. Arthur worked closely and assisted Harrow and Serra on Serra’s controversial “Titled Arc” lawsuit. Arthur spoke at the International Courthouse at Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan in defense of Art in Public Places and “Tilted Arc” at the public hearings in 1985. He has lectured on Artists Authorship Rights, copyrights, Visual Artists Rights and the VARA/1990 Act.
His innovative text-based sculptures were included in the Democratic Fund Raiser Exhibitions of 2004 & 2008 which included the preeminent contemporary artists of our time organized by Chuck Close and Ronald Feldman. The exhibitions were held at Phillips de Pury Galleries in Chelsea, New York City. He has been awarded both private and public art commissions for his large outdoor sculptures. His work is listed in the Smithsonian Institution’s inventory of American Painting and Sculpture. A number of his sculptures were purchased by the renowned collector Richard Brown Baker, and are now part of the collection of Yale University Art Gallery.