Adrian Stokes (1854-1935) entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1872 and exhibited at the Academy from 1876.
From 1876, travelling to Fontainebleau and Barbizon, he came under the influence of French plein air landscape painters including Jules Bastien-Lepage. He also painted genre works and portraits influenced by Frederic Leighton and John Everett Millais. In 1884, he married Austrian artist Marianne Preindlesberger (1855–1927). She became a well-known artist under her married name of Marianne Stokes. Adrian Stokes was a landscape painter, concerned most with atmospheric effects, and later with decorative landscapes. He was the author of Landscape Painting (1925). He became ARA in 1909 and RA in 1919, won medals at the Paris Exhibition and Chicago World Fair (1889), became first President of the St Ives Society of Arts (1890) and became Vice President of the Royal Watercolour Society (1932).