Looking southeast from Rittenhouse Square toward the Curtis Institute's main building at the corner of Locust Street (on the left) and South 18th Street (on the right)
Self-taught in painting and photography, Adrian Siegel studied cello and other instruments privately and at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Adrian Siegel was a cellist and oboist with the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1922 to 1959 and also its official photographer from 1938 to 1976. He published his photographs in numerous American, European, South American, and Japanese magazines.
Adrian Siegel belonged to the Musicians Union, Artists' Equity, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Woodstock (New York) Art Association and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art in England.