“Harbor Wall”
ca. 1980
acrylic on canvas,
20 x 30 in. (framed)

Courtesy of Fusco & Four Modern (MA)

This piece along with others by Philip Hicken will be on view at the AD20/21 Show in Boston, MA April 7-10, 2016  www.AD2021.com

About the Artist:
Philip Hicken (1910-1985) was a Nantucket painter, printmaker, and educator. He is known as a master colorist, both in his paintings and in his silkscreen prints. Hicken was an integral part of Nantucket’s art scene from the 1960s through the mid 1980s. He mentored and influenced a great number of well-known Nantucket artists and spent his final years living year-round on the island and this is evident in the Nantucket locations and themes in his work. 
Hicken began his career as a printmaker in Boston in 1928 and worked for a commercial lithography form as well as a number of projects for the WPA before being drafted in 1942. After the war he continued to create prints with a total output of over 100 works. Hicken may well be the longest practitioner of the screenprint process and perhaps its most prolific.
About the AD20/21 Show:
The 9th Annual AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries and The Boston Print Fair, takes place at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, in Boston’s South End. The show and sale features select exhibitors offering modern to contemporary fine art, photography, jewelry, furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, glass, fine prints, drawings, and more. The show opens with a Gala Preview on Thursday April 7 from 5:30-9:00pm, to support and celebrate Boston Design Week (www.BostonDesignweek.com). The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to retired Boston Globe Antiques Columnist Virginia Bohlin at the Gala at 6:00pm. Gala tickets are $250 (5:30pm admission), $100 (6:30pm admission), and $50 for Just Desserts at 7:30pm.  Gala tickets are available on the show’s website. Weekend tickets are $15 under 12 free. Complimentary special programs, re-admission, catalog, and coat check. Café at the show.  Valet and discount parking available. 

For detailed information, including directions and parking visit  www.AD2021.com or call 617-363-0405.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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