Wengenroth was an American artist and lithographer, born in 1906 in Brooklyn, New York. Wengenroth was once called “America’s greatest living artist working in black and white” by the American realist painter Andrew Wyeth, and he is generally considered to be one of the finest American lithographers of the twentieth century. He studied at the Art Students League of New York under George Bridgman and John Fabian Carlson from 1923 to 1927, then at the Grand Central School of Art under Wayman Adams.
Although he was born in New York City, Wengenroth devoted himself to depictions of the harbors, buildings, flora and fauna of New England. A master of lithography, he won more than 30 print prizes and later published Making a Lithograph.
He taught stone lithography to AAN founders Elizabeth Saltonstall and Ruth Haviland Sutton.