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Michael Stokoe

Born: 1933. Nationality: British.

Stokoe is a painter, printmaker and teacher who studied at St Martin’s School of Art in London from 1953-1957.

For most of his career Stokoe adopted an aesthetic based on pure form and colour reflecting hard-edge, colour field painting and Op-Art. In the 1980s his non-representational style was replaced with work which referenced the human figure and landscape though the bold use of colour remained a key feature.

He was a senior lecturer at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design from 1966 to 1996 at the same time exhibiting many venues including the Royal Academy; the London Group Young Contemporaries; the Redfern Gallery, London; the Pace Gallery, New York; the Galerie Presidial Quimpelle, France and the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.

Prints and paintings by Stokoe are held in in over thirty public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Arts Council of Great Britain Collection and the UK Government Art Collection.

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