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The Art of Edward Hicks

On view in the Sheila M. Miller Gallery
This exhibition was made possible through the generosity of the Steven and Sheila Miller Foundation.


Perhaps the most beloved of 19th-century American folk artists, Edward Hicks is known for his paintings of the Peaceable Kingdom. Four of these iconic images are on view, showing with lions, wolves, cows, lambs and children peacefully coexisting. This exhibition explores Hicks’ life and art through objects from the Foundation’s remarkable collection, home to the largest body of his works in the world. Along with the Peaceable Kingdoms are farm scenes from Hicks’ native Bucks County, Pennsylvania, natural wonders such as Niagara Falls, and depictions of notable historic events such as the Signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1832-1834. From the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Collection; Gift of David Rockefeller.
Leedom Farm by Edward Hicks, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1849
Falls of Niagara Fireboard by Edward Hicks, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1825-1826
Declaration of Independence by Edward Hicks, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1840-1845
Declaration of Independence by Edward Hicks, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1840-1845

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