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.
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.