(1741 - 1824)
Thomas Hickey was active/lived in Ireland, India. Thomas Hickey is known for portrait painting and chalk drawing.
Biography Thomas Hickey
Thomas Hickey (c.1741-1824)
One of the great adventurers in the history of Irish art, Thomas Hickey was a popular and successful portrait artist, who practiced portraiture in Ireland, the UK, Portugal, India and China, but never achieved significant acclaim in his native country during his lifetime.
He was born in Dublin, the son of a sweet-maker, and studied drawing and painting at the Dublin Society schools, where he gained numerous prizes in his early teens. His early works were largely portraits executed in chalk, but following a study trip to Italy in the early 1760s, he began exhibiting a range of oil paintings. Depressed by his failure to win patrons and develop his art in Dublin, he went to London and becam
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