Stow Wengenroth

American, 1906-1977

The renowned American artist and lithographer Stow Wengenroth was once called “America’s greatest living artist working in black and white” by American legend Andrew Wyeth. Arguably one of the finest lithographers of the 20th Century, Wengenroth was educated at the Art Students League in and the Grand Central School of Art in New York City. Winning numerous major awards – including a nomination into the National Institute of Arts and Letters – Wengenroth is also a member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art and Prairie Printmakers, and he is an Associate of the National Academy of Design. He has authored several influential books on lithography.

Wengenroth is most famous for his highly detailed New England seascapes in which his meticulous rendering and careful attention to the details of craggy rocks, lighthouses, boats and the sea on the coast of Maine have gained him national recognition. His lithographs are found in important American collections such as the Library of Congress, Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.