Stanley Meltzoff (March 27, 1917 to November 9, 2006) was best known for marine paintings. James Nobel suggested that Meltzoff painted the cover of The Lost Oasis. Though The Lost Oasis cover is usually credited to Doug Rosa, Nobel saw Meltzoff’s distinctive signature on the differently cropped French version of the novel. Born March 27, […]

Stanley Meltzoff (March 27, 1917 to November 9, 2006) was best known for marine paintings. James Nobel suggested that Meltzoff painted the cover of The Lost Oasis.

Though The Lost Oasis cover is usually credited to Doug Rosa, Nobel saw Meltzoff’s distinctive signature on the differently cropped French version of the novel.

Born March 27, 1917 in New York. Received a classical education in the arts at CCNY and NYU. Later taught at the Pratt Institute of New York and lectured at Harvard University.

During WWII, served for five years as an illustrator for The Stars and Stripes army newspaper (Italy edition). Officed next to the famous cartoonist Bill Mauldin (“Willie and Joe”) and was widely published throughout the war.

Met with early postwar success as a commercial artist for premium Madison Avenue advertising agencies. Also worked as illustrator and cover artist of fantasy, genre, historical, landscape, science and science fiction subjects for Colliers, Cosmopolitan, Field & Stream, Life, National Geographic, Redbook, Saturday Evening Post, Scientific American, The Atlantic, and assorted paperback publishers. His famous imagery of iconic Americans conversing by phone served as universal cover art for AT&T’s bicentennial telephone book in 1976, of which more than 176 million were printed. — Silverfish Press