About the artist
Arthur Boden, born in Newark, NJ, Art attended local public schools. After serving in the Navy, he attended Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, where he studied painting and illustration. Further study at The Art Students League, The New School, And Pratt Institute led to work in design studios and advertising firms as a layout artist, illustrator, and graphic designer.
Boden then joined the staff of IBM as a designer, where a new and innovative design program was initiated under the aegis world-renowned designer, Paul Rand.
Boden's concentration gradually shifted from printed materials to decorative prints and paintings. The Marlboro Graphics Gallery in New York City, under the direction on Barney Weinger, mounted a series of Arthur's silkscreen prints followed by a one man show of his large abstract acrylic paintings, the culmination of prior years of creative work.
Arthur Boden's paintings are held in numerous private collections and a silkscreen print was purchased by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He is also a fine photographer and a proud grandfather of four children.
Acrylic, artboard 2008
EXHIBITION ON VIEW
September 21 - October 5, 2019
After attending Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, where I studied painting and illustration, I continued to study at The Art Students League, The New School, and Pratt Institute. This led to work in design studios and advertising firms as a layout artist, illustrator and graphic designer, followed by a position as Art Director at IBM.
My focus gradually shifted from working as a graphic designer to expressing myself by creating acrylic paintings and prints. The Marlboro Graphics Gallery exhibited a series of my silkscreen prints. This was followed by a one man show of my large acrylic paintings at the Weinger Gallery.
I also designed and produced Boden’s Beasts, a children’s book of whimsical three-dimensional animals hand created from ordinary household items. Boden’s Beasts was followed by Boden’s Birds and Boden’s Bugs.
My acrylic paintings and prints are held in numerous private collections,
Rooted in the contemporary art world, my work is characterized by vibrant color, whimsy, clarity of line and variety of subject matter. Intensive effort and discipline allow me to achieve original effects and technical acuity. The work is not technical alone: it is profoundly personal.