His parents were German-Jewish and Turkish immigrants. After serving in World War I, he attended Cornell University
for three years, but dropped out.
He married Millia Davenport
(1895–1992) and worked with her at The Quill
. They co-authored, The Quill: For And By Greenwich Village
, vol.4, no.8, 1919. They separated shortly thereafter. She went on to design costumes, and in 1948 wrote The Book of Costume
In 1920, he hired his future wife Florence Gilliam
to edit Quill
. In 1921 they moved to Paris, into a small apartment near Shakespeare & Company
, the bookstore owned by Sylvia Beach
In August 1921, they began publishing Gargoyle
, an intense literary magazine. Gargoyle
published reproductions of Henri Matisse
, Pablo Picasso
, André Derain
, Amedeo Modigliani
, Paul Cézanne
. Writers contributing to the publication included Ezra Pound
, Robert Coates
, Malcolm Cowley
, Hart Crane
, Stephen Vincent Benet
, Hilda Doolittle
, Edna St. Vincent Millay
and Sinclair Lewis
. Without outside backing and lacking a subscriber base, in October 1922, Gargoyle
ceased publication. For the next few years Arthur would write a column for The New York Times
and the Paris Herald
Moss and Gilliam divorced in 1931. By 1932 he married Evalyn Marvel. He was survived by his widow Doreen Vidal.
- Hiler Harzberg, Arthur Moss (1924). Slapstick and Dumbbell: A Casual Survey of Clowns and Clowning. New York: Lawren Publishers.
- The Legend of the Latin Quarter: Henry Murger and the Birth of Bohemia. Beechhurst Press. 1947. ISBN 978-1-4191-3909-3.
- Second Childhood in Villefranche. Villefranche: Editions de la Rade. 1952.
- Cancan and Barcarolle: The Life and Times of Jacques Offenbach. Exposition Press. 1954.Facsimile Edition. Greenwood Press. March 1976. ISBN 978-0-8371-8045-8.
- Tale of Twelve Cities and Other Poems. Paris: Two Cities Editions. 1963.
- One More River and Other Poems. A.H.Stockwell. 1967.
"The Turkish Myth", The Nation, Arthur Moss & Florence Gilliam, June 23, 1923
- ^ The Book of Costume (reprint ed.). Crown. November 13, 1964 . ISBN 978-0-517-03716-4.
- ^ Yost, Karl (1937). A Bibliography of the Works of Edna St. Vincent Millay. New York and London: Harper & Brothers. p. 170.
- ^ "Hemingway Archive". Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
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