STOKES, Allen Folliot Gardiner

1855 - 1939

Allen Folliot Gardiner Stokes

Allen Folliot Gardiner Stokes was born at Goring, Oxfordshire on 10 January 1855, twin with Emily Dorothea, eldest children of Revd William Henry Stokes (1815-17 September 1884), vicar of Goring, and his wife Emily Sophia Gardiner (1831-29 May 1886), only surviving daughter of the late Capt. Allen Francis Gardiner, R.N., who married at Cookham, Surrey on 29 July 1852. In 1861, Allen was a 4-year-old, living at Goring Village, Berkshire with his parents, 45-year-old William and 29-year-old Emily, with three siblings, Emily Dorothea 4, Francis Harry 2 and newly born Edith Mary. Allen was educated at a private school at Drayton, Abingdon, Berkshire run by A. J. Williams, after which he became a land agent. In 1881, a 26-year-old house & land agent, boarding at 64 Whitburn Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, the home of widow Sarah Taylor and her family. He married at Wargrave, Berkshire on 6 November 1882, Charlotte Vansittart Frere, eldest daughter of Charles Frere of The Croft, Goring, when Allen retired and took up painting. In 1891, a 36-year-old artist painter, and together with his 45 year old wife and 7-year-old daughter, Muriel Charlotte Folliot [Brown 1884-1961], were visitors at 20 The Terrace, St Ives, Cornwall, the home of 70-year-old shipwright William Berriman and his wife. A landscape painter and a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1889-1890, in 1889 from The Cottage, Southwold, Suffolk and the following year from 2 Draylot Cottages, St Ives, Cornwall also exhibiting at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists and Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery. In 1901, with a studio at 11 Bedford Road, St Ives, his wife and daughter were living at 7 Regent Terrace, Penzance, Cornwall. In 1911 he had turned to being an author and was living at Sea View Terrace, St Ives and was the author of several books about Cornwall including 'From St Ives to Land's End' (1908); 'From Land's End to the Lizard' (1909); 'From Devon to St Ives' (1910) and 'The Cornish Coast and Moors' (1912). His wife Charlotte died at 9 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon in January 1916, aged 69 and Allen Folliot Gardiner Stokes was of Ormonde House, Lyndhurst, Hampshire when he died at The Paxton House Nursing Home, Reading on 17 October 1939, aged 84. During his working life he changed his names to Allen Gardiner Folliot Stokes then hyphenated them to Allen Gardiner Folliot-Stokes and also exhited as Folliot Stokes.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 11 Bedford Road, St Ives, Cornwall
1897 144 A Light Night
         1076 Moonrise
1898 96 Evening
         105 The River Farm
1902 318 The Fir Wood at Sunrise

Works by This Artist