Yvonne and Glenn Stokes Collection

New Iberia LA 70562

Glenn Stokes, entomologist, horticulturalist, consultant to the World Health Organization and governments around the world, became an expert in mosquito and malaria control after receiving degrees in biology, chemistry, zoology and entomology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, University of Nebraska, Harvard University and the University of Florida. From 1969 to 1990, Glenn Stokes worked in Haiti, visiting the island nation more than 200 times, often accompanied by his wife, Yvonne. The couple became interested in the art and artists of Haiti and began to form a collection that that today includes approximately 1,200 paintings. Their collection is primarily from the artists, collectors and art galleries they came to know during that twenty-year period.