makers / George Elgar Hicks
George Elgar Hicks
Born on March 13, 1824 in Lymington, Hampshire; in 1843 Hick's attended Sass's Academy and by 1844 had entered the Royal Academy Schools. In 1859, Hicks exhibited his first large genre painting at the Royal Academy, continuing to paint genre scenes to much acclaim throughout the 1860's before shifting to historical scenes, literary scenes, and portraiture in the 1870's and 1880's. Paintings of his can be found in the Tate Museum in London.