Utmost Fidelity


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Utmost Fidelity: The Painting Lives of Marianne and Adrian Stokes
Magdalen Evans

When the Austrian-born painting student Marianne Preindlsberger (1855-1927) first encountered Adrian Stokes (1854-1935) in the summer of 1883 in Brittany, their shared aim was to study plein air realism at first hand.  Their marriage marked the start of a renowned artistic and personal ollaboration, which was to last for more than 40 years.

This is the first book-length study of a major husband-and-wife painting team prominent in the Cornish art scene from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Marianne is notable as a woman artist whose work did not suffer from marriage, while Adrian’s work had a groundbreaking influence on the early years of the St Ives colony in Cornwall.

There are chapters on the artists’ work carried out in Cornwall, the Adriatic and Eastern Europe,  the Alps, Brittany, Denmark and Holland.

(SB) ISBN 978-1-904537-85-4
270 x 210mm
176 pages
profusely illustrated