STOKOE, Charles John

1873 - 1926

Charles John Stokoe was born and baptised on the same day at Waltair, Madras, Indian on 12 March 1873, second son of Richard Stokoe, an army officer, and his wife Fanny née Weichbrodt (1846-1935), only daughter of John Weichbrodt, who married at St Saviour's, South Hampstead on 11 July 1871. In 1881, Charles was a 7-year-old boarder at a school at 20 St John's Park, Greenwich, London. In 1901, a 28-year-old, living at High Trees, East Bergholt, Suffolk with his parents, Richard 58, a retired colonel of infantry and Fanny 55, with siblings Richard 24, a student at a veterinarian college, and Frances Maud Rosalie 21, both born at Madras, and in 1911, a 38-year-old painter artist, living at 63 New London Road, Chelmsford with his parents. He married at St Mary le Tower Church, Ipswich on 2 December 1914, Elsie Millicent Colchester (12 April 1893-1 December 1971), youngest daughter of Charles Maynard Colchester of Otley, Suffolk. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club from 1905 until his death, exhibiting from East Bergholt in 1905, four oil paintings 'Spring', 'Gorse', 'Gipsy Caravans on a Norfolk Common' and 'Dunthorne's House, East Bergholt', two in 1910 'A Summer Sea' and 'The Cornfield' and in 1911 from Osborne Place, Chelmsford, Essex eight works and from The Grange, Hasketon, Suffolk in 1921 'Cutting the Red Wheat', 'Along the Beach to Aldeburgh' and 'Evening' and from Langham, Colchester, Essex in 1923, three oils 'The Manger', 'The Hayfield' and 'Tethered Goats', in 1925 'Above Dedham Lock', 'Off Thorpeness', 'Willows' and 'As the Sun moves West' and was a regular annual exhibitor. He also exhibited the Royal Academy and at the London Salon. Charles John Stokoe was of The Priory, Boxted, Colchester, Essex when he died at Ipswich on 3 February 1926, aged 52, his widow died at Rolls Cottage, Abberton, Essex.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from High Trees, East Bergholt, Suffolk
1907 756 Pollard Willows
from Osborne Place, Chelmsford, Essex
1914 Sunshine and Shadow

Works by This Artist