Stanley Meltzoff: Picture Maker



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A comprehensive book on the life and work of magazine illustrator, paperback cover artist, and fish painter Stanley Meltzoff. The text is by Stanley Meltzoff himself. For wildlife art fans, the last 62 pages are devoted to Meltzoff's sparkling paintings of salt and fresh water fish. The last sections are titled My Immersion as a Fishpainter, Making a Picture, and Painting a Picture.

Meltzoff's fish paintings were utterly unique. He captured the iridescence of the fishes' scales and the light both on and below the ocean's surface in a manner that put you underwater with the fish.

This is a new and revised edition of a Stanley Meltzoff book we previously carried Stanley Meltzoff: Picture Maker (Silverfish Press, 2010).

From the publisher:

Stanley Meltzoff was one of the first paperback cover artists to be noted for his work in the science fiction field, painting dramatic images that escaped the pulp influence evident in most other science fiction covers of the period. Along with paperback cover paintings in numerous genres, Meltzoff also produced work for slick magazines, including Scientific American, Life, Fortune, and the Saturday Evening Post. The winner of 25 awards from the Society of Illustrators, he was also one of the first, and certainly most preeminent, fish painters. His underwater images were a regular feature in National Geographic and other publications. This book features scores of paintings reproduced from Stanley's original art, as well as rare photos and tear sheets.

Limited to just 900 copies!


Stanley Meltzoff

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap
Limited to 900 copies



Publishing Information

Decatur, IL
Illustrated Press

Physical Description

12.25 inches
9.25 inches
224 pages
over 250 color and black & white illustrations
pictorial boards