Mark Hicks, of Manhattan Beach, California, was an abstract painter. He was also a quadriplegic, since falling out of a tree at age 12. Hicks was the subject of the 1977 Academy Award-winning documentary short Gravity Is My Enemy, produced by his art teacher at UCLA, Jan Stussy and directed by John C. Joseph . The life and work of Mark Hicks is examined in this documentary, along with a discussion of his being a student at UCLA, culminating with his first gallery show in San Francisco.
- Coil, Carolyn (Aug 26, 1974). "Mark Hicks - A Determined Man
Picasso Provides New Way Of Life". The Beaver County Times. p. A11. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
- Gravity Is My Enemy (1977) at IMDb
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