He trained as a painter and has been a collagist for 30 years. At first it was paper now it is digital imagery. A selection of Leonard Stokes' work is exhibited in "Painting By Other Means: Collage/Montage," a joint exhibition with artist Maureen Mullarkey at the Greenwich Library. The exhibition continues through December 3.
Professor Stokes' digital work enables him to make collages that have greater color control and are more transparent than traditional collages on paper. He imparts his love of ancient art from Italy into his work and also uses whimsy with a hint of pop culture for some images.
Leonard Stokes is a native New Yorker who received his BFA and MFA degrees from Yale University. He holds the position of Kempner Distinguished Professor at Purchase College.
Maureen Mullarkey is a critic for the New York Sun whose work primarily features paper collages and montages.
Flinn Gallery is located at 101 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich, CT.