STOKES, Telfer D

1940 - ?

Telfor Stokes

Born Petts Park, Little Park, St Ives, Cornwall in 1940, son of Adrian Stokes (27 October 1902-1972) and his first wife Margaret née Mellis [q.v.] who, in 1939, were living at St Ives with Ben Nicholson and his wife Barbara Hepworth. Telfer studied at the Slade, and won a Beckmann Fellowship for his postgraduate at Brooklyn Museum Art School, New York in 1962. In 1964 a part-time teacher at Reading Art School, afterwards at Bath Academy, Corham and exhibited paintings in London through the 60ís culminating in a show at the Serpentine Gallery in 1971 which was his work made with pigment, fibre glass & strip lighting. In 1971 he founded imprint 'Weproductions (Artist Books)' and from 1974, with Helen Douglas, publishing some twenty books 1972-2002, but in 1976 they moved from London to Deuchar Mill, Scotland where a printing press was set up in 1979, Helen Douglas continues to make and publish from Deuchar Mill. In 2002, Telfer moved to Lydstep House, Constitution Hill, Southwold, Suffolk, to bathe in the sea in the mornings and to make sculptural objects which he exhibited at Kettles Yard Open in 2008, also exhibiting at North House Gallery, Manningtree, Essex in 2010 & 2013 and at Austin/Desmond Fine Art 2015, also a contributor to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction' in 2013 'Clef Pallet'. He latterly lived at Wenhaston, Suffolk with his partner Tessa Newcomb [q.v.]















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