Stow Wengenroth Biography

Stow Wengenroth




Stow Wengenroth, painter and lithographer, was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 25, 1906. Known for his realistic New England coastal scenes, landscapes, and still lifes, Wengenroth distinguished himself in the field of lithography and authored Making a Lithograph in 1936.


His art studies began at the Art Students' League in New York City in 1923 where he was a pupil of George Bridgman until 1925. From 1925 to 1927, he studied at the Grand Central School of Art under Wayman Adams.


Wengenroth was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Providence Watercolor Club, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Salmagundi Club in New York City, the Prairie Printmakers, and the Philadelphia Watercolor Club. He became an Associate of the National Academy of Design in 1938 and was elected to full Academician in 1941.


His exhibitions and awards include the Eyre gold medal, an honorable mention and other prizes, at the Philadelphia Print Club in 1934, 1935, 1937, and 1939; the Samuel Shaw prize at the Salmagundi Club in 1937; a prize at the American Artists for Victory, New York City, in 1942; a prize for black & white at the National Art Club, New York City, in 1933; a prize at the Northwest Printmakers in 1943; a prize at the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art Arts in 1943 and 1946; a prize at the Mint Museum of Art in 1944; a gold medal at the Philadelphia Watercolor Club in 1933 and 1943; and a gold medal at the Audubon Artists, New York City, in 1945.


Wengenroth's work is represented in the collections of the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Los Angeles Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Fogg Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Carnegie Institute, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Butler Museum of American Art and the San Diego Museum of Art.


Wengenroth died in Rockport, Massachusetts on January 22, 1978.