Arnold Friedman (02/23/1879-1946) was born in New York City. He attended the Art Students League and Chase School of Art. He was a member of the American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers. Friedman was a WPA muralist. He was known for his use of abstract views, figures, and portraits. Eleven paintings by Arnold Friedman were shown in New York City in 2002 at the Berry-Hill Galleries in the exhibition, High Notes of American Modernism: Selections from the Tommy and Gill LiPuma Collection. Friedman's paintings appeared in two exhibitions in New York City in 2003, a one-man show at the Barbara Mathes Gallery, and a survey, American Art: 1750 to the Present, at the Richard York Gallery. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Newark Museum, and others. He contributed articles to both "Art Digest" and "Art in America.".