Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Peace-Through an Artist’s Eyes, A Kingdom of Spiritual Harmony

Edward Hicks, Peaceable Kingdom, c. 1834, oil on canvas, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Title: Peaceable Kingdom

Artist: Edward Hicks (1780-1849)

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child will lead them.

Isaiah 11:6

Almost 200 years ago, Quaker preacher and coach painter Edward Hicks envisioned a world of peace where both animals and humans joined together without hatred or fear. More than 60 versions  of this theme by Hicks were created during his lifetime. (Note: in the background on our left is William Penn, Quaker leader of Pennsylvania, meeting in harmony with Native Americans.)



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