Jim Stoker

Jim Stoker

JIM STOKER (b. 1935)

Born in Nash; resides in San Antonio


Painted: Enchanted Rock SNA and Guadalupe River SP



Post graduate study, Pennsylvania State University, summer of 1963, 1964, and 1965 (taught a class)

MA Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, 1962. Studied with Elmer Schooley.

BFA Art, University of Texas at Austin, 1957

High School, Atlanta, Texas, 1953 (graduate)


Personal and Career Highlights

Since 1957, married to Eloise Yantis Stoker, professor of art at Incarnate Word University in San Antonio. Eloise is, in my opinion, the greatest artist I have ever seen. Her helping me in my work was very important. We have two children, Mark and Teresa.

Professor, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1966–1996

Grants: National Endowment for the Humanities, $8,000 (1978); Lewis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, $5,000 (1968) 


Selected Exhibitions

Images of Vanishing Nature, Rice University and Transco Gallery, Houston; traveled to Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada, 1990–1991

The Art of Nature, Texas Museum of Natural History, Austin, 1990

State of the Art ’93, New England Fine Arts Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993

Texas Realism, Texas Fine Arts Association; traveled: Navarro College (Corsicana), Abilene Christian University (Abilene), Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches), St. Edwards University (Austin), 1986

Mount San Jacinto Juried Open, Mount San Jacinto College, California, 1986

Roswell Art Museum, Roswell, New Mexico, 1982

Jim Stoker: Retrospective 1953-1973, San Antonio Art League’s Artist of the Year Exhibition, San Antonio Art League, Koehler Cultural Center, San Antonio, 1973 (catalog) 

Abstract Realism, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, 1972

The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 1967

Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City, 1962

Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, 1961, 1959

Southwestern Prints and Drawings Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 1961, 1958

Exhibition of Southwestern Art, Texas Art Museum, Beaumont, 1959


Selected Public Collections

Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

The Grace Museum, Abilene

McNay Art Museum, San Antonio

Pennsylvania State University

Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico

San Antonio Museum of Art


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