Thursday, February 26, 2015

Heard Museum Shop to Feature Acclaimed Artists during Fair: Doug Hyde (Nez Perce/Chippewa/Assiniboine)

The Heard Museum Shop is proud to announce that the famed sculptor Doug Hyde (Nez Perce/Chippewa/Assiniboine) will be among the shop's special guests, for this year's Indian Fair and Market!



About the artist:


Doug Hyde (Ojibwa/Nez Perce/Assiniboin),“Intertribal Greeting,” Bronze. Gift of Adrienne and Jerry Kay.


Doug Hyde’s work is influenced by the Indian lore he learned in his youth from his grandfather and other elders who gifted him with the animal stories that incorporate moral values, the ways of Mother Earth and human creation. Hyde delves into his rich heritage and culture to create his sculpture.

While attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Hyde was befriended by one of his professors, acclaimed artist Allan Houser. He also attended the San Francisco Art Institute before enlisting in the U.S. Army. During his second tour of duty in Vietnam, he was seriously wounded by a grenade.  During his recuperation, Hyde learned more about sculpture while working in a friend’s memorial business, all while continuing his art education. Upon selling out at his first show, Hyde realized that he was ready for a life and career in art. Hyde’s work is in the collections of many museums including the Heard.  He lives in New Mexico and Arizona and sculpting in stone and bronze remains the focus of his life.  







 

Come to the Heard Museum's Annual Indian Fair and Market this March 7-8th to meet Doug Hyde himself! He will be among many other distinguished guests within the shop!

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