Considered one of America’s greatest folk artists, Edward Hicks (1780 – 1849) emphasized pacifism and peace in works exuding sincerity and charm. A Quaker preacher, Hicks often painted interpretations of religious scenes to express his deep faith and to inspire others. He also supported himself by painting signs, carriages and furniture. Completely self-taught, Hicks created 100 versions of his famous “The Peaceable Kingdom” series, illustrating the Biblical prophesy of Isaiah; 60 of these still exist. Displayed in numerous major American museums, Hicks’ work is the subject of modern-day research and study.