Arthur Oster (1948) was born in Rotterdam. His maternal grandfather (Dirk Reese) was a famous art collector, Maecenas and owner of a number of restaurants and theaters in Rotterdam. Many Oster family members were well known actors (Guus Oster), TV personalities (Fred Oster), writers and cabaretiers (Annemarie Oster). Arthur was in drawing and painting from his early youth. However, he decided to choose for a carrier as a lawyer and studied Dutch law and Notarial law in Leiden. In 1980 he moved to Curacao to work as an attorney and as a mediator. In 1997 he founded The Movies, which he later sold to focus on his artistic career.