George Vernon Stokes, RBA, RMS (1873-1954)
Also referred to as ‘Vernon Stokes.’Sporting and animal painter, often of dogs, in oils, watercolour and pastel. Also an etcher and illustrator in particular of working dogs. Messrs Dickinson & Foster published many of his works from the late 1900’s.
Born in London and educated privately. Exh. at the RA (from 1907), The RBA, RI and RMS. Elected RBA (1930) and RMS (1896).
Principal works include ‘Winter Sports’ and ‘The Otter Hunt.’ Contributed black and white dog illustrations to ‘Punch.’ (1905) The Illustrated London News’ (1915), ‘The Graphic’ and ‘The Sphere.’ Published ‘How to Draw and Paint Dogs.’ Stokes worked in Carlisle (1911-1914) and its Museum has a collection of his work.
Victoria Gallery was fortunate to meet with Dickensons the Publishers, and discussed publication dates of some of his dry point etchings which are still sought after today. Most etchings were published as signed limited editions of only 75. His subjects were mainly wildlife, birds and working dogs.
Over the years, I have also been able to acquire a small number of his originals in oil. Delightful!Ref: MAG. Dictionary of Sporting Artists.