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Hicks, Edward,

1780–1849, American painter and preacher, b. Bucks co., Pa. A member of the Society of Friends, he became a noted back-country preacher in the conservative group of Quakers associated with his cousin Elias HicksHicks, Elias,
1748–1830, American Quaker preacher, b. Hempstead, N.Y. He worked on his Long Island farm between his preaching tours, which established his reputation as one of the most able Quaker preachers of the times.
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. He supported himself by painting carriages, signs, furniture, and the like. Hicks's fame rests mainly on the painting The Peaceable Kingdom, nearly 100 versions of which he is believed to have executed, 62 of them still extant. A completely untrained primitive artist who developed considerable skill during his nearly 30 years of easel painting, he borrowed many of his early animal groups from European engravings. His paintings, which also include farm groups and animal portraits, have great charm and appeal. In his day Hicks was known mainly as a preacher.


See biographies by E. P. Mather and D. C. Miller (1983), A. Ford (1985), and C. J. Weekley (1999); study by A. Ford (1952, repr. 1973).

Hicks, Edward

(1780–1849) painter; born in Attleborough (now Langhorne), Pa. A Quaker minister, he also earned a living by painting signs, carriages, and, most importantly, primitive folk scenes. The series of paintings he called The Peaceable Kingdom, based on the eleventh chapter of Isaiah, where the animal kingdom lives in harmony together, occupied him for much of his painting life and has brought him continuing fame.
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Protestant doubts about traditional religious iconography made room for new subject matter, for instance folk or outsider iconographies such as the visions of The Peaceable Kingdom, 1830-32, painted by the Quaker Edward Hicks.
He adds that in the many pictures turned out by itinerant artists such as John Brewster Jr, Ammi Phillips, William Matthew Prior, Winthrop Chandler, Edward Hicks and others, what collectors are looking for is 'something with great colour and great characterisation, not something dark and academic'.
Stockings For The Artists" (page 38) incorporates art history and a holiday theme for upper-elementary students, and "The Lion And The Lamb: Learning About Tolerance And Compassion" (page 40) provides for insightful, edifying discussion--all with the help of artist Edward Hicks.
This leads to a discussion of the visual arts that is beyond my competence for comment, except to note that when Ridley complains of the displacement of the primitivist Edward Hicks by the more canonical Hudson River School, he might have added that it was closely involved with the Dusseldorf Malerschule, in a sense the same school with exchange of personnel.
The artist, Quaker preacher Edward Hicks (1780-1849), is known to have produced more than 100 versions of this painting.
These biblical lines (Isaiah 11:6-9) provided Edward Hicks the allegorical framework in which to approach a theme of special fascination to him: the peaceable kingdom, an idyllic world in which all creatures live in harmony.
For this three-part lesson focusing on tolerance, students examined works by American folk-art painter Edward Hicks, researched quotes about tolerance in our society, and applied calligraphy skills to an original composition.
Joshua Edward Hicks, 21, of Eugene and Wayne Taylor Wood, 21, no known address, were being held Tuesday in the Lane County Jail on federal charges of bank robbery.
Highlights of The Art Show 2001 include "Peaceable Kingdom of the Pensive Lion," (1847) by American folk-art painter Edward Hicks at Kennedy Galleries.
The itinerant artist and Quaker minister Edward Hicks is best known for his depictions of the Peaceable Kingdom foretold in the Bible--but beneath their serene surfaces, turbulent currents roiled.
It seems he wants an idealized human version of Edward Hicks, painting, "The Peaceable Kingdom," in which nature's fiercest wild animals live in complete harmony.
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