Arthur Siegel was born in Detroit in 1913, and studies at the U of Michigan and Wayne State University. in 1937, the New Bauhaus gave him a scholarship to study with Lazlo Moholy-Nagy and Gyorgy Kepes.
Siegal enjoyed great success. He worked for Life Magazine, Fortune and Colliers, among others, doing documentary photography, but he is also very well known for his photograms, for which he developed new techniques.
This is a striking example of his work. It is a unique vintage gelatin silver print on warm-tones paper, and was printed by Siegel in Chicago. It is signed and dated on the verso. 19.5 x 15.75 inches.
Arthur Siegel was a highly important American photographer, and there is quite a bit of information available about him on the ‘net.