Arthur Becker: Real Estate, Art, Business and Family

Jun - 22 2017 | By

Arthur Becker is a man of many talents. He has had a long career in real estate investment. He was also the CEO of two large companies. In his real estate office in Tribeca, he produces artwork. The frequent subject of Arthur Becker’s art is money—what it means, what it embodies, the important that people place upon it and how people virtually worship it and tie all aspects of life to it. His work has been exhibited in Arcature Fine Art in Palm Beach, Art Basel, the Hal Katzen in New York and Morgan Walker Fine Art. He produces photography, as well as sculptures.

Arthur Becker is a man of many interests. Collecting things is an interest of his. Arthur Becker collects ancient currencies, little toy soldiers with binoculars and paperweights. Two of his paperweights are from his elderly mother, who frequently runs on the treadmill in her mid-90s. He received another one of his paperweights as a gift when he traveled on the Concorde. He attempted to market specialized binoculars called “Bnox.” In a report by The Real Deal, he acknowledged that the “Bnox” did not get off the ground probably because the eyes were wide apart and it took some fiddling to adjust a pair. While pursuing his Bnox business venture, developed a habit for collecting toy soldiers sporting binoculars.

Arthur Becker followed his passions in college as he attended Bennington college for a Bachelor’s of Art in Fine Arts in the mid to late 1960s. Afterwards, he further pursued his passions by earning an MBA at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University. He served as the CEO for two technology companies. He also served as an adviser to Vera Wang’s fashion company for 7 years. Arthur Becker married Vera Wang, and raised two daughters with her. Their children are now ages 22 and 25. According to NY Daily News, after 23 years of marriage, Becker and Vera Wang split up, though they both made a firm resolution to be the best parents to their children. All four of them are supportive of each other and attend each other’s career and social events.

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