Date of birth
8 December 1919
Place of birth
Date of death
11 May 2004
Place of death

Born in 1919 in Adelaide, Jacqueline Hick is widely known as a figurative artist who worked in several media, including painting, print making and enamelling. In her long and fruitful career spanning over fifty years, Hick’s sympathetic approach to humanity and the human figure is the common thread throughout her practice. Her subject matter was varied, ranging through social-realist works, surrealist-inspired landscapes, city life, still lifes, depictions of Aboriginal people and underwater swimmers. She studied at the South Australian School of Arts, later the Adelaide Teachers College, before returning as a teacher to the SA School of Arts in 1939 until 1945.  In 1942 she was a founding member of the Contemporary Art Society. Interested also in performing arts, Hick was a founding member of the Adelaide Theatre Group. She would also later be a board member of the Art Gallery of South Australia. Although Hick is considered a central figure in Adelaide’s 1940s art scene she continued to practice and exhibit into the 1990s.

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