Stanley Meltzoff




New York City


Saltwater game fish painting, illustration

Stanley was educated at CCNY, graduating with a Phi Beta Kappa key and falling into an instructorship at the famed Pratt Institute of Art before the advent of World War II.

Returning to NY after the war, he spent five years alternating between teaching and art, finally gaining the artistic courage to go out on his own as a commercial illustrator. Today his art hangs in the National Gallery (Smithsonian), National Geographic Society, Getty Museum, and many other world-class institutions.

Meltzoff switched gears and began painting saltwater game fish in their undersea environments. He was the first to do so, initially securing a commission from Sports Illustrated and later ornamenting the entire spectrum of outdoor media.