SIGNED Art PRINT ~ Mediterranean FRENCH BOAT LOCK ~ Stanley ROSENFELD
Offset lithograph on foam board from a photograph. Circa 1980s or 1990s.
- Title: Floating Through
- Subtitle: The Round Lock at Agde, Canal du Midi
- Caption: Reading the Ripples || The lockkeeper can tell by the surface of the water when the next lock has opened and a boat is approaching
- Mark: Pencil signed lower right - Stanley Rosenfeld
- Measurements (WxHxD): 25.5 x 19 x 0.25 inches
- Condition: See photos and use zoom to fully evaluate condition. Matte tape on back top edge. A little edge wear on back edges. Slight curvature. Bluish tint, not sure if intentional or due to fading.
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About the Artist
Stanley Rosenfeld (1913-2002) was a photographer whose powerful images of yachts, particularly in America's Cup races, transfigured the sport he documented for nearly 70 years. "He was the dean of American yachting," said Daniel Forster, a Swiss sailing photographer. "He was the person who photographers today aspired to be."
Stanley Zachary Rosenfeld was born on July 27, 1913 and attended two years at New York University on Washington Square in Manhattan until he began to work at his father's studio full time in the early 1930s. Stanley worked in the field and in the darkroom. From an early age, he drove the Rosenfeld chase boat, FOTO. In World War II, Stanley became a combat photographer in the Pacific. After the war, he continued on at the Rosenfeld studio at a time when marine photography became more interesting with the postwar burst of work.
Upon the death of Morris in 1968, Stanley continued the business as M. Rosenfeld and Sons. In 1981, Stanley elected to close the studio, and in 1984 sold his collection -- nearly a million images from the 1920's to 1981, including those by his father -- for $1.8 million to the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut.
Stanley continued working and spent more time abroad. His travels took him through the waterways of Europe and most of the European countries. In addition, he has visited Haiti, Turkey, Scandinavia, the Caribbean, the Galapagos and has spent significant time in Italy. He has traveled widely in the US and Canada.
He contributed to more than 20 books and hundreds of magazine articles on yachting, and produced many cover photos. His most ambitious work, ''A Century Under Sail'' (Addison Wesley, 1984), included many of the best photographs taken since the turn of the century by Mr. Rosenfeld and his father, Morris Rosenfeld.
Shortly before his death in 2002, Mr. Rosenfeld was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame. His father was inducted in 1995.