George Vernon Stokes

George Vernon Stokes, RBA, RMS (1873-1954)

Sporting and animal painter, often of dogs, in oils, watercolour and pastel. Also an etcher and illustrator in particular of working dogs.
Messrs Dickenson & 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.

Ref: MAG. Dictionary of Sporting Artists.