JUNE 9–SEPTember 3, 2018
Photographer unknown, Marianne Stokes, detail from a photograph of artists in Paris, early 1880s. National Museum of Finland
Marianne Stokes began her training at a drawing academy in Graz, Austria, where she won a prize that allowed her to study in Munich for five years. In 1880 she moved to Paris, enrolling at the Académie Trélat and later at the Académie Colarossi. After her Salon debut in 1883, she traveled to Brittany, where she created plein air (outdoor) studies and met the British painter Adrian Stokes, whom she married in 1885. Her work was exhibited at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
A fully illustrated catalogue, Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900, has been published by the American Federation of Arts and Yale University Press. Along with an art-historical overview by curator Laurence Madeline, the catalogue includes essays by Jane R. Becker, collections management associate, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Richard Kendall, former curator at large, Clark Art Institute; Bridget Alsdorf, associate professor, History of Art, Princeton University; and Vibeke Hansen, curator, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo.