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Stanley Stangren

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Stanley R. Stangren

Stanley R. Stangren (June 1928 – March 2014) was an American jeweler, artist, sculptor and ceramicist residing in New York City. He worked in different styles and with various materials, including; oils, watercolors, ceramic and stone sculptures, and fine jewelry. Stangren's painting styles varied tremendously, from complete abstract works to Holocaust themes in the style of Georges Rouault and Hieronymus Bosch to portraits in the style of Moses and Raphael Soyer.

In his youth, Stangren attended the Brooklyn Museum School of Art, and graduated from the High School of Music and Art in New York City. He later studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Arts Students League, Bard College and in Europe.

Stangren studied jewelry design in Europe, attending the Staatliche Kunst und Werkschule in Pforzheim, Germany and the Kunstgewerbeschule der Stadt in Zurich, Switzerland. His designs and jewelry were received with great success. His combination of precious & semi-precious stones, high karat gold & sterling silver, and exotic materials executed with outstanding workmanship in the abstract modernist style gave a unique aspect to his designs, the metalwork usually electroformed, cast, or fused in varying textures.

After returning to New York in the late 1950s, Stangren opened and maintained a ceramic business in Trenton, New Jersey. Very few pieces of his work remain from this period.

The last 40 years of his life he taught painting in the New York area and worked with The Metropolitan Museum in developing annuities, for future acquisitions. In addition, Stangren left annuities for MoMa in support of educational programs and left, in his will or through his executors, art supplies for the Harlem School of Art and benefits for the Urban Assembly organization.

Stanley Stangren
Gold, Lapis Lazuli & Baroque Pearl Brooch

Stanley Stangren
Gold, Ruby, Sapphire & Pearl Brooch

stangren 18k

stangren 925
Stanley R. Stangren

New York, NY & Trenton, NJ
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