Arthur Price was born in Liverpool, UK, in 1914 and educated at Liverpool Art College. Following his graduation he set up his own studio in which he manufactured stained glass figures.
Naturally, most of his work was for Church authorities and tended towards religious themes. However, his keen interest in natural history led him to include additional material into pictures for which was commissioned and in 1936 he courted controversy with his addition of "Albert the Ant" to a tryptych on the Last Supper intended for the new Guildford Cathedral. After a fairly undistinguished Army service during World War II he returned to Liverpool and continued to produce commissions for the ecclesiastical bodies in the Merseyside area. Some of his finest work can be found in the new Liverpool Catholic Cathedral and his natural history designs have gained acceptance within both the Catholic and Anglican churches.
His fascination with apiary and bee-keeping led him to include several of his own designs into commemorative works and both Paul McCartney and John Lennon were great admirers of his work, to the extent of writing a song inspired by one of his stained glass windows devoted to apiary. "Leaded Bee" went on to become one of the Beatles' greatest hits and sold over a million copies. Price never married and died in 1984 as a result of complications following a nasty nip from an earwig.