May 2019 Featured Artist of the Month – Barbara Hickok

May 2019 Featured Artist of the Month – Barbara Hickok
Posted on 04/30/2019

Barbara Hickok was born and raised in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City. Her first exposure to art came from her mother, who studied under well-known Utah artist LaConte Stewart. She developed her love for art through her youth and had one of her pictures chosen for the cover of Southeast Junior High’s yearbook cover. 

Barb continued to study art at Highland High school under Harold Peterson. While in high school, she participated in many art projects that were used for theater, publications and other events.  

After marrying, Barbara took a break from art to raise her children and help support her family financially. Later, she was able to return to art and took art lessons from Kendra Burton, a well-known artist from Cottonwood Heights.

Barbara moved to Cottonwood Heights in 1985 with her family, raising four children, all of whom attended Brighton High School. She now has 15 grandchildren.