Doug Hyde

Doug Hyde

Born in Hermiston, Oregon, Doug Hyde, whose heritage includes Nez Perce, Assiniboine, and Chippewa, was inspired by the lore he learned as a youth from his grandfather and other tribal elders. In the early 1960s he traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to attend the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). After two tours in Vietnam he returned to IAIA, where he began his devotion to art as part of the school’s faculty from 1972 to 1974.

Hyde has been bestowed with many honors. including the Sculpture Award at the Eiteljorg Museum, and the Buyer's Choice Award at the Small Works Great Wonders Show & Sale at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, both in 2014. In 2013 he received the Williams Award for Best in Sculpture at the Collectors Reserve Small Works Exhibition, Gilcrease Museum. In 2012 his life-size steatite stone sculpture, Evening Star, was installed at Brook Green Gardens and he was winner of the Most Popular/Buyer’s Choice Award at the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition and Sale. A retrospective of his work was held at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and he also won the Sculpture Award at the Eiteljorg’s Quest for the West Art Show and Sale.

“My work is about combining the stone and the ideas—feeling what is hidden in the stone and releasing the energy within—to tell the Native American story: the people, their legends, dance, and social interactions.”

Doug Hyde is represented by The Berlin Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona; Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, CO; Biltmore Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ; The Claggett Rey, Vale, CO; and Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, NM.