Argosy August 1958. Portrait of Lowell Thomas, “Giant of Adventure.” Artist: Stanley Meltzoff (American, 1917-2006).
Meltzoff created pulp fiction paperback covers and works for a number of high-profile advertisers. He did covers and interior spreads for the likes of Life, National Geographic, and Scientific American.
Stanley was probably the first to paint saltwater game fish in their undersea environments, much for the outdoor media. He painted virtually all the major big-game species, eschewing fresh water species as being easier to see and thus less interesting to paint.