Stow Wengenroth — painter and lithographer — was born in Brooklyn, NY in July of 1906 and died while residing in Rockport, MA in 1978. Known for his realistic New England coastal scenes, landscapes, and still lifes, Wengenroth distinguished himself in the field of lithography and was the author of “Making a Lithograph,” 1936.He studied art at the Art Students’ League in New York City and was — as listed in the references — a pupil of George Bridgman from 1923 to 1927, J. Carlson, G. P. Ennis, and W. Adams. George Brandt Bridgman (1864-1943) is listed as an instructor at the Art Students’ League. Wengenroth was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters in New York City; the Providence Watercolor Club in RI; the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts; the Salmagundi Club in New York City; the Prairie Printmakers in Kansas; the National Academy of Design in New York City, Associate in 1938 and Academician in 1941; and the Philadelphia Watercolor Club.
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; the Mary Collins prize; 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, Charlotte, NC, 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 Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA; the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, MA; the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts in NY; the Baltimore Museum of Art in MD; the Library of Congress in Washington, DC; the New York Public Library; the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; the Denver Art Museum in CO; the Milwaukee Art Museum in WI; the Los Angeles Museum of Art in CA; the Seattle Art Museum in WA; the Fogg Museum of Art in Cambridge, MA; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in MA; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA; the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, PA; the John Herron Art Institute in IN; the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, AL; the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, FL; the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME; the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, MI; the Museum of Art and Archaeology in Columbia, MO; the Butler Museum of American Art in Youngstown, OH; the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT; the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA; the San Diego Museum of Art in CA.