Frederick Arndt is a native of Michigan with a lifelong interest in the arts and architecture. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan and his graduate degree from the Sloan School of Business at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. After a 32-year career in engineering and management at General Motors, later Delphi Corporation, he retired in 2005 to enter an exciting second career as an artist.
About The Art
Frederick’s artistic designs are strongly influenced by the iconic shapes and forms of 20th Century Design. The genre he focuses on include mid century modern, retro space and atomic age, retro futuristic, architectural, and abstract geometric art. His work includes metal and wood sculptures and wall art, illustrations, ornaments, and kitchen décor. He has a distinctive style of his own that is inspired and refined. Such noted artists and architects as Piet Mondrian, Burgoyne Diller, Alexander Calder, Charles and Ray Eames, Gerrit Rietveld, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and Paul Kasper have also inspired Frederick’s art.
Utilizing “old school” creativity, all of his designs are hand drawn with paper and pencil, using some of the same mechanical drawing tools that his dad used while going to school in the 1930’s. Using this approach, he has created an extensive portfolio of art over the past ten years.
Attention to detail guides the design and fabrication of his artwork.
Only the highest quality premium mahogany and walnut hardwoods are used to fabricate his wood wall art. Material is specifically selected so the wood grain pattern complements the artist’s design, further ensuring every piece is unique. All pieces are hand cut by an expert craftsman, using a traditional scroll saw. Each cut is guided by the eye and hand of the craftsman. While this is time and labor intensive, the quality speaks for itself.
Frederick’s artwork has been shown at modernism shows across the country, including Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and Santa Fe. His work has been features in various national newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Dwell, and House Beautiful. His artwork is available at select galleries and shops across the country.