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For the last two decades, Hyde has been a recognized leader among Native American artists, and his reputation has been increasing. From images evoked by Indian lore to those reflecting the modern Native American, his work exudes emotion, strength, and beauty and resonates with influences from his Native American heritage. Hyde was born in Hermiston, Oregon of Nez Perce, Chippewa, and Assiniboine background. He studied at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, where he worked with renown sculptor Allan Houser, and continued his artistic education under a scholarship at the San Francisco Institute of Art. Hyde then served with the army in Vietnam, but was gravely wounded during his second tour of combat duty. Upon his return, Hyde moved back to Santa Fe, where he continued his studies at night by learning to carve stone using power tools, while working during the day. Beginning in 1972, he served as a faculty member at the Institute of American Indian Arts, leaving in 1974 to devote himself full-time to his own artwork.

Hyde sculpts in a wide array of materials including marble, alabaster, onyx, limestone and finally, bronze. His creativity has evolved with even greater diversity through working in bronze. The contrast and textures he achieves by sculpting in this medium and exploring different patinas is remarkable and bold. Sculptures by Doug Hyde are included in the collections of the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, the Heard Museum, Museum of the Southwest, the Eitelborg Museum, and the Gilcrease Museum. The Gilcrease Museum sponsored a retrospective exhibit of Hyde’s work in 1990. A Fellow of the National Sculpture Society, Hyde was elected to its board of directors in 2008. That year was an auspicious one for Hyde, as he also received the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation Award for Sculpture at the Autry National Center of the American West’s Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, in recognition of his outstanding artistic merit. Additionally, his 14-foot bronze, “Little Turtle,” was purchased by the Smithsonian’s Cultural Resource Center in Washington, D.C. as part of its permanent collection. Hyde has continued to be granted numerous commissions for public and private works, and was awarded the 2009 Best Sculpture Award by the Eiteljorg Museum at their Quest for the West show and sale. Since 2006 Doug Hyde has worked out of his studio in Prescott, Arizona.
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
Faculty, Institute of American Arts
Selected Commissions:
Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C.
American Indian Society, Washington, D.C.
T.C. Cannon Memorial, College of Santa Fe Campus, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Ferrari Building, Albuquerque, NM
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Beta West Properties, Phoenix, AZ
Lewis and Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho
City of Palm Springs, CA
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Spa Hotel and Casino, Palm Springs, CA
Federal Courthouse Building, Albuquerque, NM

Doug Hyde Sculpture, Bronze 33.5 X 8 X 7 (Interest categories: Bronze, Figurative, Native American, Sculpture, Sculptures and Accent Pieces, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Doug Hyde Artist)

Selected Exhibitions and Awards
1995, 1996 - Prix de West Invitational Exhibition, Oklahoma City, OK
1995 - Annual Cody Cowboy Antiques and Collectibles Show, Cody, WY
1995 - The Contemporary West Exhibition, Carmel, CA, 1995
1996 - 16th Annual Denver Rotary Club Artists of America Exhibition, Denver, CO
1996 - Great American Artists Exhibition, Cincinnati Museum Center, OH
1996 - Distinguished Artist Award, Santa Fe Rotary Foundation, NM
1997 - Selected Artist in New Mexico State Library, Santa Fe, NM
1997 - "Twentieth Century American Sculpture at the White House: Honoring Native America," Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Washinnton, D.C.
1998 - First Annual Indian Art Northwest "Indian Market," Portland, OR
1998 - Named the IAIA Foundation's Visionary Award
1999 - Elected to National Sculpture Society
1999 - Monumental Sculpture "Pueblo Bonita" Autry Museum of Western Heritage
2007 - Arizona: A Millennium of Arizona Art, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2007 - Prix de West, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
2007- Sky City Cultural Center and Haaku Museum, Acoma, NM
2007 - Coors Western Art Exhibit, Denver CO
2007 - Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA
2009 - Annual Western Art Show and Sale, Phippen Museum
2009 - Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture "Honor Song" 4th Annual Quest for the West Art Show and Sale, Eiteljorg Museum, IN
2010 - Prix de West, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
April - July 2012 - Annual Rendezvous Reunion: Exhibition and Art Sale, Thomas Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
2012 - Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyer's Choice Award, Prix de West, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, OK
2014 - Best in Sculpture Award, Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum
2014 - Museum Purchase Award "Salmon Quest", Eiteljorg Museum
Selected Publications
Leading the West: 100 Contemporary Painters & Sculptors, Don Hagerty, 1997
Masters of American Sculpture, Donald Reynolds, 1993
Beyond Tradition, Lois and Jerry Jacka, 1988
Contemporary Western Artists, Harold and Peggy Samuels, 1982
American Indian Painting and Sculpture, Patricia Broder, 1981
The Sweet Grass Lives On, Jamake Highwater, 1980
Art and Indian Individualists, Gus and Dorothy Monthan, 1975

Selected Permanent Collections
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, TX
Buffalo Bill Historical Museum, Cody, WY
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Museum of the Plains Indian, Browning, MT
Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX
Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Phoenix Plaza, Phoenix, AZ
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Lewis and Clark State College, Lewiston, ID
City of Palm Springs, CA
Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday – Saturday 9:30AM-5:30PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM-5:00PM

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

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