4 April 1780: Birthday of Edward Hicks, American minister and painter (d. 1849) (Source)

Portrait of Edward Hicks Painting the Peaceable Kingdom (Source)

Edward Hicks (April 4, 1780 – August 23, 1849) was an American folk painter and distinguished religious minister of the Society of Friends (aka “Quakers”). He became a Quaker icon because of his paintings.

 

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