D.O. Art Folio
Deutsche Optik Art Folio
Welcome to our Art Folio... Realizing that we are essentially perceived as a hardware merchant, we thought we should add this section to our website, to broadcast our broader scope. Printing and mailing catalogs is a costly proposition, meaning that every square inch of space on paper must return a given amount of revenues. Yet just often enough, when we go on our buying adventures, we come across stunning prints, paintings, or other assorted ephemera, that we just cannot afford to place in catalogs, even when we know some of you out there would really enjoy and covet it. Ergo: D.O. ART FOLIO.
Stanley Meltzoff Master of illustration and creator of an entirely new genre of sporting art, Standley Melzoff was among the most influential American artists of the 20th century. His career spanned seven decades, including four years as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, the army newspaper during WWII, postwar prominence as a New York-based commercial artist and illustrator, and elevation to fine art, the rendering of marine game fish in the 1960s. His subsequent work dominated the sporting press for nearly 30 years. Widely honored throughout his career, Melzoff’s death in 2006 stilled a brush that will never be equaled.