This vibrant monograph provides the first comprehensive view of Arthur Carter's artwork to be presented and analyzed within the context of his broad and colorful career. Born in New York City and raised in Long Island, Carter was a highly successful investment banker and business pioneer before turning to newspaper and magazine publishing in 1981. After founding and serving as publisher of The Litchfield Times and The New York Observer, and in between acquiring and serving as publisher of The Nation magazine, he began making art.
Charles A. Riley and Peter W. Kaplan illuminate the many facets of Carter's intellectual makeup and provide a rich framework for understanding his life and work. Riley, a respected arts journalist, curator, and professor, has examined the artist's diverse interests, and traced his artistic influences and development. Kaplan, a distinguished journalist who has known the artist for many years, has written a warm and insightful portrait of a brilliant friend.