Roger Stokes was a successful railroad
executive who possessed a keen eye for art collecting and a
unique talent for painting.
He and his wife lived in Grass Valley
outside of Sacramento, California. When Stokes died in his
late 90's, his collection of American Art was willed to the
Crocker Museum, and a collection of his own works were
purchased by The Duffield Collection of Sacramento from
which these paintings were acquired. Stokes worked in oils,
watercolors, ink wash, and also created collages.