Our Artists / Arthur Singer

Arthur Singer (b. 1917, d. 1990) was born to a family of artists in New York City and raised in mid-Manhattan. In 1939, he graduated from Cooper Union and worked as a printer in an advertising agency. In 1942, he joined the U. S. Army where he served in Company C of the 603rd Camouflage Engineers. Singer emerged in the 1950's as one of the world’s finest illustrators and painters of birds and helped redefine the concept of the bird guide with his 1966 release, The Golden Field Guide to Birds of North America. A new book Arthur Singer: The Wildlife Art of an American Master written by his sons Paul and Alan Singer is published by RIT Press, June 2017. It documents Singer’s life and work, which has been enjoyed by millions in books, magazines, prints and commemorative stamps.

A major exhibition of Arthur Singer's original works is on display in RIT University Gallery from August 7 - October 28, 2017