Arthur Turner was born in Houston, Texas in 1940 where he currently lives and works. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 1966 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Texas State University, Denton, Texas in 1962. His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His work is also part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Arthur Turner has been a watercolor instructor at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston since 1969 and has been represented by Moody Gallery in Houston since the gallery opened in 1975.