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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. To Serve Well and Faithfully. Although it is not considered a religious image, Hicks’ Peaceable Kingdom exemplifies Quaker ideals. This is another way that Hicks’ tries to convey “uniformity” or peace. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

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Edward Hicks – The Peaceable Kingdom

kibgdom Hicks recast the Biblical text as a poem: Hicks used his paintings as a way to define his central interest, which was the quest for a redeemed soul. Hicks conveyed meaning through symbols, [14] and depicted predators such as lions and prey such as lambs next to each other to show a theme of peace.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Edward Hicks. For example, his version of “Peaceable Kingdom” and version of “The Residence of David Twining” offer many comparisons please see first two paintings displayed below.

Isaac Hicks, his father, was a Loyalist who was left without any money after the British defeat in the Revolutionary War.

The Peaceable Kingdoms of Edward Hicks

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The color schemes of his work are not complicated, and within a painting such as “Peaceable Kingdom” many of the colors have the same warmth or brown tone. The foreground, middle ground and background are all defined by objects, animals, landscape, humans, and skylines. After a relative pesceable Hicks, at the urging of Hicks’ close friend John Comly, talked to him about painting again, Hicks resumed decorative painting.

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You are commenting using your Google account. His work often focused on religious subject matter while using current events to portray them.

Edward Hicks

Quaker beliefs prohibited a lavish life or having excessive quantities of objects or materials. Unable to maintain his work as a preacher and painter at the same time, Hicks transitioned into a life of painting, and he used his canvases to convey his beliefs.

To view this site, you must have Javascript enabled. Both paintings show humans and animals interacting together, and evoke a sense of community because the people are portrayed as trying to accomplish something. Retrieved from ” https: For more on Hicks and this favorite subject of his, see this post of mine from Click on the image to view the full painting.

For The Reputation of Truth. But he encountered criticism from many of his fellow Friends for his choice of vocation, which was at odds with the Quaker values of simplicity and utility. Although the space may appear shallow on the picture plane of these paintings, depth is created through objects and objects size, and secondarily by light and shadows. In the background, we see William Penn signing a peace treaty with the Lenape peoples. This includes Elizabeth Gish and Leilani Stewart Hicks almost always painted outdoor scenes, in which the light source is the sun or sky.


To meet the expenses of traveling, and for the support of his growing family, Hicks decided to expand his trade to painting household objects and farm equipment as well as tavern signs.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Newton Gish March Painted late in Hicks’s career, this version of The Peaceable Kingdom shows the mature artist’s sensitivity to the natural kingrom and his confident depiction of the familiar Pennsylvania landscape. According to oeaceable, soon after Penn arrived in Pennsylvania in October he met with the Native Americans — know to European settlers as the Delaware Indians — in the riverside town of Shackamaxon where, in the shadow of an elm tree, they exchanged promises of lasting friendship.

Thank you to Rain for Roots for letting me use their wonderfully playful musical […]. Hicks’ work was influenced by a specific Quaker belief referred to as the Inner Light.