Stanley Meltzoff is a well-listed illustrator and painter, born in New
York City, New York in 1917. He studied at the CCNY.
He was teaching at the Pratt Institute of Art before
the advent of World War I, and after the war he worked as an illustrator for
many pulp fiction paperback for authors such as Agatha Christie and Robert
Heinlein, and also freelanced for Life, Nation Geographic, The Saturday
Evening Post, and The Atlantic.
Later in his career he became famous for his paintings
of underwater fish which opened up a whole new worked of illustration in
sports and wildlife magazines. His work has sold at auction for as
much as $52,650.00. He died in 2006.
Another detail of this artwork is below.