BORN 19 Jan 1855, Graz, Steiermark - DIED 13 Aug 1927, London|
REAL NAME Preindlsberger, Marianne
GRAVE LOCATION London: Mortlake Roman Catholic Cemetery, 61 North Worple Way, Mortlake
Marianne Stokes was born as Marianne Preindlsberger in Graz and studied in Munich under Wilhelm Lindenschmidt and in France, where Dagnan-Bouveret, Colin and Gustave Courtois were her teachers. In France she met the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck, with whom she painted in open air.
In Pont Aven she met the British artist Adrian Stokes and she married him in 1884. In 1885 she exhibited her painting "Reflection" at the Royal Academy and during the following years she exhibited there frequently. In 1890 they she held a joint exhibition together with her husband at the Fine Art Society. The Stokes had no children and frequently travelled to Austria and Slovakia.
Her work were inspired by the preraphaelites. Among her most impressive paintings is "St. Elizabeth of Hungary Spinning for the Poor". Her paintings "Snowdrop" and "Melisane" are at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne.
Husband: Stokes, Adrian (1884-)
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Köln, 2001