Arnold Hicks, oil on canvas, 23 1/2 by 35 1/2 inches. Signed lower right. 

A Canadian, Arnold Hicks studied at the Montreal Royal Academy and at art institutes in New York and Chicago before moving to Deerfoot Road in DeLand in 1952. In Florida he was noted for his landscapes and portraits, winning the Governor’s Award for the best painting of a Florida scene entered in the Florida Federation of Art’s 1968 annual circuit. For three consecutive years his paintings took first prizes in the Winter Park Art Festival. Hicks’ murals were hung in the state chamber of commerce headquarters in Jacksonville and the People’s Bank of Cresent City. Three paintings by Hicks were on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. He did several magazine covers including one for Southern Agriculturist. Hicks moved into the College Arms Tower in DeLand in 1970, and just before his death that year, presented the College Arms with his painting The Tramp.


Arnold Hicks, oil on canvas with palate knife, 16 1/4 by 20 inches.

Born: 1888, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Died: November 1, 1970, DeLand. Education: Montreal Royal Academy of Art; Art Students League, NYC; Art Institute of Chicago. Membership: Florida Federation of Art. Exhibits: DeBary Mansion, home of Florida Federation of Art, DeLand, one man exhibit, October 1965; Park East Theater, Winter Park, December 1965; Albin Polasek Art Association, at Winter Park Mall, November 1967. 

Arnold Hicks, oil on canvas, 21 1/2 by 27 1/2 inches. Signed lower right. 

Arnold Hicks, watercolor, gouache, 16 by 13 inches. Signed lower right, A. L. Hicks. 


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