Edward Hicks ~ Biography & Gallery

Header Painting: The Cornell Farm, (1848) by Edward Hicks
National Gallery of Art
© The Estate of Edward Hicks

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Edward Hicks ~ Biography

Known as: Folk and naïve (primitive) artist
Born: April 4, 1780, Attelborough (now Langhorne), Bucks, PA., US
Died: August 23, 1849, Newtown, PA.
Buried: Newtown

One of the reasons Edward Hicks is the most famous naive painter of the New World is that unlike many other painters of that period, he left behind a description of his life.

He worked as an apprentice to a wheelright between the ages of 13 and 20. Then, suddenly, and for reasons we know not what, he switched to painting for a living. Self-taught the rudiments of painting, he created his 'specialities': shop signs, signposts, carriages etc..

Hicks became a Quaker and a preacher after an illness. At the same time, to support himself, he continued his commercial painting.

In his memoirs, he reveals a close relationship between the spiritual world of Quakerism and his paintings.

Edward Hicks ~ Trivia

Edward Hicks painted around 122 pictures in all

The various versions of his most famous painting, Peaceable Kingdom, depict the verses from Book of Isaiah, chapter 11

His home in Newtown, PA, is a national historic landmark

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Edward Hicks ~ Selected Public Collections

Brooklyn
Buffalo
Newark
New York (Met. Mus.)

Edward Hicks ~ Gallery

edward hicks - peaceable kingdom (c. 1834)
Edward Hicks
Peaceable Kingdom, c. 1834
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edward hicks - the residence of david twining
Edward Hicks
The Residence of David Twining, 1845 - 1848
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edward hicks - noahs ark
Edward Hicks
Noahs Ark
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edward hicks - penn's treaty
Edward Hicks
Penn's Treaty
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edward hicks - the cornell farm
Edward Hicks
The Cornell Farm
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edward hicks - Peaceable Kingdom Fine Art Poster
Edward Hicks
Peaceable Kingdom
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© Estate of Edward Hicks

Edward Hicks - Washington at the Delaware Fine Art Print
Edward Hicks
Washington at the Delaware
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© Estate of Edward Hicks

Edward Hicks - Grave of William Penn at Jordans in England Fine Art Poster
Edward Hicks
Grave of William Penn at Jordans in England
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Edward Hicks - Andrew Jackson Fine Art Print
Edward Hicks
Andrew Jackson
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© Estate of Edward Hicks

Edward Hicks - A May Morning View of the Farm and Stock of David Leedon Fine Art Poster
Edward Hicks
A May Morning View of the Farm and Stock of David Leedon
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© Estate of Edward Hicks

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The Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks: 1000-piece puzzle [2012]

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