Stow Wengenroth (1906 - 1978)
Artist and lithographer Stow Wengenroth was born in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at the Art Students League of New York with John Fabian Carlson and George Bridgman and subsequently at the Grand Central School of Art under Wayman Adams. In 1938, he was elected an Associate of the National Academy of Design and a full Academician in 1941, and a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1942. Wengenroth was also a member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and the Prairie Printmakers. The author of several influential books on lithography, his work is found in virtually all major American collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Library of Congress.
Wengenroth's work, almost exclusively in black and white, used light and shadow to convey nuance and detail in his depictions of both urban and pastoral New England settings. He died at Rockport, Massachusetts.
Roof Garden, New York
Lithograph, 1933; edition of 25. Image size 5-3/8” x 7½”; sheet size 8” x 11½”. Signed by Wengenroth in pencil in the lower margin. A fine impression displaying masterful use of light and shadow, in fine overall condition. This very scarce print has appeared at auction only twice in the past quarter century. Stuckey 34.
City Street (New York, New York)
Lithograph, 1933; edition of 25. Image size 9-5/8" x 12½"; sheet size 15¾" x 21½". An early and scarce lithograph showing the view from Wengenroth's apartment at 139 MacDougal Street in Brooklyn. A rich, nuanced impression by the great master printer, George Miller in overall fine condition. The sheet is uniformly and very faintly toned overall, and there is a small spot at the very right-hand edge of the sheet, otherwise fine. Stuckey 36.
Quiet Pond (Monhegan, Maine)
Lithograph, 1946; edition of 85. Image size 15-7/16" x 10¼" with full margins. Edition statement and artist's signature in pencil in the lower margin. A fine impression in fine condition. Archival mat and mount in a custom wooden frame ex corporate collection of the Richard E. Jacobs Group, Cleveland, Ohio. Stuckey 154
Lithograph, 1951, edition of 60. Image size17¾” x 11¼”; sheet size 19-7/8” x 14-1/8”. A fine impression of the shoreline at Ogunquit, Maine executed in December, 1951, in very good overall condition, with slight adhesive darkening along the upper edge. Stuckey 200.
Forest Ferns (Greenport, New York)
Lithograph, 1969; edition of 60. Image size 15-7/16" x 9" with full margins. Edition and artist's signature in pencil in the lower margin. A fine impression of this beautifully detailed scene in fine condition. Archival mount and custom frame, ex corporate collection of the Richard E. Jacobs Group, Cleveland, Ohio. Stuckey 323.
Delaware Church, New Castle
Lithograph, 1975; edition of 60. Image size 13-7/8” x 9-1/8”; sheet size 17½” x 13-1/8”. Signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin. Fine overall condition. Stuckey 358.
Late Afternoon, Eastport, Maine
Lithograph, 1931; edition of 50. Image size 9” x 11¾”; sheet size 11-3/8” x 15-7/8”. Signed by the artist in the lower margin. Fine overall. Stuckey 3.
Low Tide, Eastport, Maine
Lithograph, 1931; edition of 51. Image size 12-5/8” x 9”; sheet size 16” x 11-5/8”. Signed in pencil by Wengenroth in the lower margin. Fine. Stuckey 6
Early Summer, Bayport, New York
Lithograph, 1938; edition size 112. Image size 12¾” x 9-1/8”; sheet size 15¾” x 11¼. Signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin. Fine overall condition. Stuckey 74.