George Elgar Hicks

Lymington 1824 - Lymington 1914

By: BDE Banco de España

George Elgar Hicks studied at Henry Sass’s Art Academy in London until he joined the city’s Royal Academy of Art in 1844 to complete his training as an artist. Influenced by the style of William Powell Frith, he initially specialised in genre painting then turned to historical painting at the end of the 1860s. His most iconic works include Dividend Day: Bank of England (1859), The General Post Office: One Minute to Six (1860) and Changing Homes (1862).