Architectural glass and stained glass artist Arthur Stern comes out of an American glass tradition, drawing inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School. He has used Wright's geometric glass detailing as a departure point for his own designs.
Also a student of the work of German post-war glass designers like Johannes Schreiter, Ludwig Schaffrath and Jochem Poensgen, Stern has combined these influences into a unique design sensibility strongly inspired by architecture. He considers himself a designer first and an artist second, and creates each installation with sensitivity to its specific environment.
Arthur Stern also creates free standing and bas-relief sculpture, mixed media works on canvas and board, as well as works on paper. For fun Arthur plays mandolin (often for his cat) and keeps his aging Citroen on the road. Occasionally.