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Thomas Hicks


Centurion, 1849–1890

Born 18 October 1823 in Newtown, Pennsylvania

Died 8 October 1890 in Trenton, New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Frederick S. Cozzens

Elected 1 December 1849 at age twenty-six

Century Memorial

Thomas Hicks was at the time of his death one of the veterans of the Century, and was one of the best-known artists in the city. He was closely associated with the history of art in this country, and with the National Academy, and was for many years President of the Artists’ Fund Society. He was a picturesque figure in all our meetings; of a happy and companionable disposition, which attracted to him hosts of friends.

Henry E. Howland
1891 Century Association Yearbook