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 Edward Hicks  (1780 - 1849)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania      Known for: peaceful animals, history and mythology painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Edward Hicks
1780 (Langhorne, Pennsylvania)
1849 (Newtown, Pennsylvania)


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peaceful animals, history and mythology painting

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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.  By 1803 he had married Sarah Worstall of Newtown, Pennsylvania, and was received as a member of the Middletown Monthly Meeting.  He became increasingly involved in his me (showing 500 of 6855 characters).

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