Adrian STOKES 1854–1935
Landscape painter. Born 23 December 1854 at Southport. Studied at the R.A. Schools 1872–5; began painting landscape at Pont-Aven 1876; studied under Dagnan-Bouveret in Paris 1885–6. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1876, also at the R.W.S.; member of the N.E.A.C. 1887; A.R.A. 1910, R.A. 1919; Vice-President of the R.W.S. 1933. Painted in Britain, Spain, France, Italy, Austria and Holland. Married the Austrian painter Marianna Preindlsberger (1855–1927) 1884. First exhibited with her at the Fine Art Society 1900. Author of Hungary 1909 and Landscape Painting 1925. Died in London 30 November 1935.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II