Arthur Grover Rider was an American painter who created much acclaimed Impressionist scenes and worked in the Hollywood film industry.
Rider was a student at the Chicago Academy of Fine arts and spent years studying abroad in Europe. The most important part of his European travels in regard to his artistic development was the time he spent in Spain where he met the Spanish painter Sorolla. The two became fast friends; to such an extent that Rider was one of Sollera's pallbearers.
Arthur Grover Rider was a part of Hollywood's Golden Age, working for Twentieth Century Fox and Goldwyn Mayer as a painter of scenes for their movies. He remained an active artistic painter during this time, as well.
His paintings are praised for their lighting. Grover is widely-considered to be one of the foremost, and sometimes the foremost, master of Impressionist color theory. He had an ability to portray sunlight with an intensity that was both striking and lifelike. His style, more than by anything else, is characterized by this mastery of lighting.
He painted all over California, with some of his earlier locations of favor including San Juan Capistrano and Laguna Beach. His film career spanned over thirty years.