Fred Staloff was born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1924. After three years of military service during World War 11, Fred Staloff studied painting and sculpture at Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art with Hans Weingaertner and Reuben Nakian. He continued studies in Paris, France under the GI Bill in 1949.
Staloff returned to France from 1963-69, painting and exhibiting: Salon des Independents, City of Chatillon, One-man exhibitions at Galerie des Jeunes, Galerie Mouffetard, Atelier Decima as well as Polder Gallery in the Hague.
In 1969, Staloff returned to the U.S. and participated in juried exhibitions at the Newark Museum, the Montclair Museum, the NJ State Museum, the Jersey City Museum Bicentennial (Phelps Award), the 1990 NJ Annual Exhibitions as well as several juried exhibitions at the National Academy of Design.
In 1996, The Butler Institute of American Art presented a retrospective exhibition of Staloff’s work. The James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA also presented a similar retrospective exhibition in 1997.
Staloff is a member of the Audubon Artists where he won the William Myerowitz Award in 1991, the Elaine & James Hewitt in 1994, the Michael M. Engel Award in 1995, the Stefan Hirsch Memorial Award in 1997 and the Ralph Fabri Medal in 2000. He is also a member of Allied Artists of America where he received the Joe & Emily Lowe Award in 1994 as well as the Allied Artists Gold Medal of Honor in 1997.