Stanley Kaufman, noted artist, dies at 86


Stanley Neal Kaufman, a longtime Riverdale resident, died on Feb. 4 at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Allen Pavilion, following a long illness. He was 86.

During World War II, he served in the Army Camouflage Division, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. His efforts earned him the Silver Star.

In the years following, he graduated from the Pratt Institute and Art Students League, and became a talented and renowned portrait artist and illustrator, whose paintings were displayed nationally.

In 1961, he entered the commercial art field, and joined Clairol/ Bristol Myers Squibb as a graphic design artist. He retired from the company in 1983 and then worked independently until 1997.

Mr. Kaufman was a sports fan and avid golfer, his family said.

He is survived by his wife, Wini Kaufman, of Riverdale; and three children, Laurie Feldman of Queens, Chaya Franklin of Brooklyn and Adam Kaufman of Riverdale.

A Military Honor Guard paid tribute at his funeral on Feb. 6 and he was buried at Mt. Ararat Cemetery in Farmingdale, Long Island.