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  The Folk Art Messenger: Edward Hicks
Hicks' Peaceable Kingdom paintings were based on a series of engravings by the English artist Richard Westall, who produced the prints in England during 1800-15.
Hicks was both emotionally and intellectually disturbed by the growing dissension within the ranks of the Quaker church, of which he was a minister.
Hicks' lion is balanced by the leopard, more sensuous and languid, representing a social worldliness and self-serving interest that led to the organization of reform groups.
www.folkart.org /mag/hicks/hicks.html   (1224 words)

  
 Edward Hicks - Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Edward Hicks was born in 1780 in Pennsylvania.
Hicks was miserable in the rough company of the coachmen and to resolve this unhappy situation, he joined the Society of Friends in 1803, finding among the Quakers a spiritual home.
Hicks was soon recognized as a minister and, like other Quakers, began to travel thousands of miles to spread the word, uncompensated in any material way.
www.phillipscollection.org /american_art/bios/hicks-bio.htm   (221 words)

  
 Edward Hicks
Edward Hicks was a nineteenth century Quaker minister and the artist of seventy known “Peaceable Kingdoms.” The concept of a peaceable kingdom is based on an Old Testament prophecy, the prophecy says that in a peaceable kingdom, the lion will lie down with the lamb and a little child will lead all creatures.
Edward Hicks was born in Attleborough, (now Langhorne), Pennsylvania, in 1780, four years after the American Revolution.
Hicks grew up on a farm of his Quaker cousins and always wanted to be a farmer, but when he was fourteen, he became an apprentice coach maker and a sign painter.
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 Edward Hicks, edward hicks biography, edward hicks paintings, edward hicks style of art, American painters, art ...
Edward Hicks (1780-1849) was a folk and naive (primitive) artist and devout Quaker (member of the Religious Society of Friends).
Hicks embraced the religion himself and became a traveling minister (Quakers do not have paid clergy, but they do recognize particular people as gifted in ministry—people like Edward Hicks and his cousin Elias Hicks).
Hicks was a member of Newtown Monthly Meeting (monthly meetings are the local Quaker congregations), and is buried in the graveyard there.
www.reviewpainting.com /Edward-Hicks.htm   (393 words)

  
 ArtNotes: Edward Hicks
The 19th-century Quaker artist Edwards Hicks is arguably the most well-known and beloved of America's folk painters.
Born in Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the orphan Hicks was apprenticed to local coach makers William and Henry Tomlinson from 1793 to 1800, to learn the ornamental painting trade.
Hicks was not trained as an easel artist, and had limited knowledge of studio techniques.
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 Edward Hicks Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Edward Hicks (1780-1849) was an American folk painter whose chief subject was the "Peaceable Kingdom," based on the biblical prophecy from Isaiah.
Edward Hicks was born on April 4, 1780, in a small Pennsylvania town (now Langhorne).
Hicks painted an elaborate tavern sign, probably in 1813, the same year that he turned from coach painting to farming.
www.bookrags.com /biography/edward-hicks   (433 words)

  
 The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks
Between the 1820s and his death in 1849, Hicks painted 62 versions of this scene with animals and a small child based on Isaiah's biblical prophecy (11:6-9) of harmony among the gentle and fierce creatures of the earth.
When young, Edward Hicks lived at the prosperous Bucks Country farm of David and Elizabeth Twining, and sixty years later in his life painted the home and fields as they appeared in 1785 based on his memories.
The Hicks exhibition is the focus of several Williamsburg special events scheduled this spring, including the Williamsburg Institute on "Folk Art Favorites" on March 11-14 and a series of lectures each Wednesday at 3:30 pm during May at the Hennage Auditorium of Williamsburg's De Witt Wallace Gallery.
www.antiquesandthearts.com /archive/hicks.htm   (1302 words)

  
 Edward Hicks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is thought that Edward Hicks painted the theme of the Peaceable Kingdom as many as one hundred times.
However, because Hicks knew no other profitable trade and since Quaker ministers were not permitted salaries, he needed the income from his painting to support his large family.
Hicks believed that this event was part of the process of achieving the "Peaceable Kingdom" here on earth.
www.albrightknox.org /ArtStart/Hicks.html   (572 words)

  
 Hicks, Edward - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Hicks.
Radical Churchman: Edward Lee Hicks and the New Liberalism.
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 The nature of Edward Hicks's painting - Cover Story Magazine Antiques - Find Articles
Hicks was born in 1780, a son of Isaac and Catharine Hicks and a grandson of Gilbert Hicks (1720-1784) of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Edward was cared for by a family servant known only as Jane until his father made arrangements to board him with David and Elizabeth Twining on their Bucks County farm (Pls.
Edward Hicks's talent and love for painting were encouraged during the apprenticeship, but he was also taught the other, more labor-intensive, aspects of coach making.
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 Hicks’s Peaceable Kingdom
Although Hicks was self-taught, he developed sophisticated technical ability and had an educated and penetrating intellect.
Ed- ward Hicks was a spokesman, in word and in image, for those who became known as the Hicksites.
Edward Hicks allows us to see the Light coming out of all living beings and the world, speaking to that which shines within every one of us.
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 Newtown Friends Meeting - Edward Hicks
Newtown Friends Meeting was organized in 1815 by Edward Hicks and a number of his Bucks County neighbors and friends.
A carriage and sign painter by profession, Hicks was respected during his lifetime more for his powerful ministry in Friends’ meetings than for his art, but to him his paintings were undoubtedly “sermons in oils,” as George Haynes, a respected member of our Meeting, called them in his monograph on Hicks.
Edward Hicks’ grave, with the low headstone preferred by Friends, may be found near the sycamore tree across the driveway from the front of the meeting house that he loved so much.
www.newtownfriendsmeeting.org /Hicks.htm   (236 words)

  
 The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks
Edward Hicks was closely associated with his cousin, Elias Hicks, a famous Quaker leader who led his "Hicksite" sect in a breakaway from the mainstream Quaker movement in 1827.
Although his paintings were little-known outside his immediate circle of family and friends, in the 1920s and 1930s the paintings of Edward Hicks were rediscovered by a new generation of artists, who saw in his unconventional works an affinity for their own new styles of art.
Today, Edward Hicks has become a well-known figure in the history of American art, represented in many major museum collections of American painting, and the subject of ongoing scholarly research and study.
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 Elias Hicks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elias should not be confused with his younger cousin, Edward Hicks, then known like Elias as a Quaker preacher, but now remembered mostly for his paintings.
Hicks was one of the early abolitionists among the Friends.
Hicks considered “obedience to the light within” the primary tenet and the foundational principle of the Religious Society of Friends.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elias_Hicks   (976 words)

  
 Edward Hicks (1780 - 1849) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Edward Hicks was a primitive painter from Bucks County, Pennsylvania who began working as a coach and sign painter.
Edward Hicks - The Grave of William Penn c.
Hicks, Representation of the Coronation of Napoleon in the Church of Notre Dame..., 19th century
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 Edward Hicks, Elementary School Art, Manchester CT USA
Hick's 1825 painting of "The Falls of Niagara" shows the cataract from the Canadian side, along with the moose, beaver, rattlesnake, and eagle that have traditionally been used as emblems of North America.
The conviction with which Hicks portrayed his longing for peace in his paintings of this period stands in ironic contrast to the fact that he and Elias led the dispute that so severely disrupted Quaker harmony.
Hick's curious selection of the Natural Bridge as a counterpart to the biblical vision of the peaceable kingdom is best explained by descriptions in current travel accounts.
art-smart.ci.manchester.ct.us /artists/ar_hicks.html   (2621 words)

  
 Edward Hicks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
They are holding a piece of paper that Hicks meant to symbolize the peace treaty that actually was signed between the two groups after Penn arrived in 1682.
Can you guess which state is named after William PENN? Hicks was from the same state and he believed that Penn's treaty with the Native Americans was an historical step towards the coming of the peaceable kingdom.
Hicks was a Quaker minister and was extremely fond of this theme.
www.albrightknox.org /ArtStart/sHicks.html   (320 words)

  
 Edward Hicks, (1780-1849) - Lawrence J. Cantor and Company
Entirely self taught, and employing a primitive style of painting, Edward Hicks matured from a sign painter into one of the most significant American folk artists.
Orphaned at age three, Hicks was apprenticed to a carriage maker and began to paint.
While he is most famous as a Quaker preacher during his lifetime, today Hicks is primarily remembered as a painter.
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 ART :: Edward Hicks :: Oil painting reproductions, original art for sale, famous art paintings, custom framed art, ...
Hicks was born in 1780 in Attleborough, Pennsylvania.
After Edward's mother died in 1781, he was raised by a Quaker family named Twining.
Hicks at the age of thirteen was apprenticed to the Tomlinson brothers, coach makers in Attleborough.
www.1artclub.com /biogart-artist-33-6-1.htm   (180 words)

  
 Philadelphia Museum of Art - Exhibitions : Special Exhibitions : Past : 2000
Edward Hicks (1780-1849), one of the best known American folk painters, was a lifelong resident of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and a devoted Quaker missionary and preacher.
The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks will examine the distinctions between his religiously inspired paintings and the secular works that he produced to earn a living.
The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks will also include revealing artifacts: a stone used by Hicks for the grinding of pigments, his spectacles, a letter in the artist's hand, and two copies of his published memoirs, among other evocative and instructive items.
www.philamuseum.org /exhibitions/special/2000/28.html   (533 words)

  
 The Peaceable Kingdoms of Edward Hicks - Stephen May
Stephen May is an independent scholar, writer, and lecturer on art and culture based in Washington, D.C.         The Peaceable Kingdom paintings by Edward Hicks, the nineteenth-century Quaker minister and artist, are probably the best-known and most beloved works in American folk art.
The exhibit includes, in addition to paintings, original tools used by Hicks, signboards and furniture he decorated, documents relating to his life, and a portrait of the painter by his cousin Thomas Hicks.
In his ministry and his art Hicks sought to promote the solution of problems, including a contentious division between his fellow Quakers, through peaceful means.
www.worldandi.com /specialreport/1999/december/Sa18081.htm   (286 words)

  
 Edward Hicks: The Falls of Niagara (62.256.3) | Object Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Edward Hicks: The Falls of Niagara (62.256.3)
The poem inscribed around the edge of this picture is an excerpt from Alexander Wilson's The Foresters (1809–10), which inspired Hicks' 1819 missionary trip to visit the Native Americans in upstate New York.
Hicks made his view of the falls from the Canadian side.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/afkp/hod_62.256.3.htm   (211 words)

  
 artnet.com: Resource Library: Hicks: (1) Edward Hicks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hicks received no formal artistic training, and it was not until c.
His paintings are infused with his intense religious conviction, and he reconciled his two vocations by keeping the former ‘within the bounds of innocence and usefulness’ and by creating images of morality.
Occasionally Hicks indulged in homily when he lettered rhymed scriptural texts around the border of a picture.
www.artnet.com /library/03/0380/T038023.asp   (366 words)

  
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Edward Hicks states that he was born in New York State, joined Butlers's Rangers 1777 and while employed in secret service work was captured and condemned to die but escaped a few hours before the appointed time.
Elizabeth Knapp wife of the late Peter Collier deceased daughter of the late Edward Hicks sister of Edward and Benjamin Hicks.
It is hard to believe that the son Joseph saw much action as he was 16 years of age at the close of the war and brother Joshua born 12 Feb 1777 was age 5 in 1783.
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 Edward Hicks Online
Edward Hicks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Edward Hicks at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. 6 works by Edward Hicks
All images and text on this Edward Hicks page are copyright 1999-2005 by John Malyon/Artcyclopedia, unless otherwise noted.
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 The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks
His life and art will be explored in The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks, a comprehensive exhibition of unprecedented scale, on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from October, 10, 1999 to January 2, 2000.
A man of strong faith, Edward Hicks lived in two worlds (or "kingdoms"): the religious and the secular.
Prominent in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's distinguished permanent collections of American art are two important works by Edward Hicks that are included in the traveling exhibition: an 1826 painting of the The Peaceable Kingdom, and Noah's Ark (1846), a subject that was wholly unique in Hicks' body of work.
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 Edward Hicks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edward Hicks (April 4, 1780 – August 23, 1849) was an American folk and naïve (primitive) artist and devout Quaker (member of the Religious Society of Friends).
An opponent of slavery who refused to support political abolitionism, Hicks was a member of Newtown Monthly Meeting (monthly meetings are the local Quaker congregations), and is buried in the graveyard there.
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC Edward Hicks' Gravesite
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