Quick Cast:
 Area Reports
 Find-a-Guide
 Forums
 Tides

Departments:
 Articles
 Books
 Clubs & Orgs.
 Fishing Reports
 Feedback
 Forums
 Fly Fishing
 Guides & Charters
 Links
 Photo Gallery
 Reef Locator
 Regulations
 Software
 Survey
 Tournaments
 Travel
 Weather
 Home

Administration:
 About Us
 Advertising
 Contact
 Privacy
 Terms of Use
 Web Development

Stanley Meltzoff Paintings Highlight Allentown Art Exhibit

Post and discuss general fishing news and press releases from fishing related companies and organizations.

Moderator: admin

Stanley Meltzoff Paintings Highlight Allentown Art Exhibit

Postby Pete » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:16 pm

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Three exceptional gamefish paintings by iconic American artist Stanley Meltzoff are among the highlights of a just-opened exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum.

The show is titled AMERICAN WILDLIFE ART and includes works by the likes of John J. Audubon, Louis Agassiz Fuertes and Carl Rungius. Collectively, the show is a comprehensive survey of how America's finest artists came to portray the birds, beasts, and fish of the New World.

Among the assortment's finest works are three original oil paintings from the brush of Meltzoff (1917-2006). Meltzoff has long been recognized as the first and foremost painter of apex gamefish in their natural habitats. His work is highly sought after and hangs in museums and collections around the world. The three pictures on display here include RAY ON THE RIDGE WITH PERMIT, a large and sweeping vista of the flora and fauna representative of a North American coral reef.

Even more striking is a pair of Meltzoff canvasses featuring nearly identical scenes: one a small but tight study and the other a large finished canvas similar but not identical to the study. Titled WAHOO, CUDA, AND SHARK, both scenes depict the artist's hierarchy of saltwater predators, from the swift and deadly wahoo atop a coral pyramid to the sluggish (by comparison) shark and modestly-sized barracuda underneath. Even for the non-artist, it's fascinating to gaze on the lethal vistas and mark the small but significant compositional changes between the two.

The show is curated by Dr. David Wagner, author of American Wildlife Art and the genre's definitive expert. The exhibition opened on September 29th and will run through year's end. The universal quality of the artworks on display truly make this a viewing experience not to be missed by anyone with even a passing interest in America's iconic fauna.

For more on Stanley Meltzoff, please visit http://www.silverfishpress.com.
###
Attachments
+Stanley Meltzoff - Wahoo 4 - lr-228kb.jpg
+Stanley Meltzoff - Wahoo 4 - lr-228kb.jpg (228.79 KiB) Viewed 836 times
Pete
Swabbie
Swabbie
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:55 pm

Return to News & Press Releases

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Copyright © 1997-2017, CyberAngler - All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy :: Terms of Use
For Questions and comments please use our Feedback Form

Back to the Top
cron