The following information was submitted in August of 2006 by Terry Carpenter:
Born in Philadelphia in 1923, Margaret Talbert Hicks graduated from Temple University, and then taught in Philadelphia elementary schools. She followed her Army officer husband to his overseas assignments, studying art in Germany, teaching in American schools abroad and tutoring soldiers. When the family settled in Washington, D.C., she taught school for a year and then became a full-time artist.
Hicks specialized in miniature paintings of representational subjects, such as landscapes, still lifes and occasional portraits, painting mostly from life with small watercolor brushes and a magnifying glass, on finely woven canvases or wooden pa
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