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Frank Wilbert Stokes, also known as
Frank Stokes, Frank W. Stokes and
F. W. Stokes
(November 27 1858 - 1955) was
an American sketch artist and painter who specialized in illustrations of arctic and antarctic themes. A large collection of his
works is now in the Smithsonian American Art
Stokes was born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 1858.
He studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy
of the Fine Arts under Thomas Eakins.
Later on Stokes spent nine years in England and France where he in Paris studied at the École nationale
supérieure des Beaux-Arts under Jean-Léon Gérôme, the Académie
Colarossi under Raphaël Collin and the Académie
Julian under Gustave Boulanger.
Besides classical training in style and technique he also was
influenced by impressionist style.
Stoke participated in expeditions to northern Greenland under Robert Peary during
1886 and 1892 - 1894 .
In 1902 he joined the Swedish Antarctic
Expedition under Otto
In 1909 and 1910 Stokes completed mural decorations at the American Museum of
Natural History in New York City .
During 1925 - 1926 he joined the Amundsen-Ellsworth expeditions. 
Stokes had a number of exhibitions during his career, some which
were held at the Brooklyn Institute Museum of Arctic and
Antarctic Pictures in 1894, the Art Institute of Chicago
February 27 through March 16 1900 and
in New York City December 21 through January 22
Stokes died in New York City, New York in 1955.
- "King Oscar II Land" (Jan 20, 1902)
- "An Iceberg off Palmer Island" (Jan 20, 1902)
- "Weddell Sea" (Jan 31, 1902)
- "Cape Gordon, Erebus and Terror Gulf" (Feb 10, 1902)
- "Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego" (1902)
- "Sunrise, Atlantic Ocean" (1903)
- "Return of Commander Byrd and Floyd Bennett from
the North Pole" (1926)
- "Departure of the "Norge" for the North Pole" (1926)
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