Born in New York City, Thomas Stokes was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Having returned to New York in the 1950s, he would emerge during the 1960s as the final major artist discovered by Betty Parsons over the course of her storied career. Subsequently living in London, Los Angeles, and Roswell, Stokes settled in Santa Fe in 1986. A significant figure in the history of 20th century abstraction, the artist’s works have been exhibited in numerous museums and collected by significant private collections internationally. Thomas Stokes continued to refine his subtly colored, meditative canvases until his death.