Stanley Meltzoff

1917 -
Origin: United States
Born: 1917, New Jersey

Stanley Meltzoff became fascinated by the sea when swimming and diving around the Jersey Shore as a child. He developed a passion for oceanic creatures as well as for art. He studied at New York’s Art Student’s League, the National Academy of Design, and the City College of New York. Until World War II, Meltzoff taught art history at City College. His extensive research and intellect allowed him to begin an illustration career starting at the top. He worked for Life, Scientific American, National Geographic, and The Saturday Evening Post. Eventually at the age of 55, Meltzoff began painting the oceanic world he loved.