Sadness all around. Tracy Hicks, beloved Texas artist who was Dallas-based until a few years ago, died of a heart attack on Friday. He was an active and vocal member of the Texas art scene (even from his mountain home in North Carolina) up until the very end.
Here is a lovely obituary on Hicks, by Michael Granberry at the Dallas Morning News, that includes a description of Hicks’ career, his later-in-life post in the Smithsonian’s Artist Research Fellowship Program, and his longtime advocacy of responsible environmentalism.
He will be missed.