As a result of his undeniable mastery, for decades celebrated sculptor Doug Hyde has drawn national and international accolades for the stunning works of art he has brought to life from stones and various other materials including bronze, marble and granite.
Hyde’s work has been added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. High-profile placements of his sculpture include the grounds of the world-renowned Heard Museum. In addition, his significant bronze sculpture Tribute to the Navajo Code Talkers has become a Phoenix landmark.
Hyde has studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he was immersed in classical sculpture techniques. After returning from Vietnam, he learned to use power drilling and cutting techniques. It was during his childhood, though, that Hyde’s grandfather and tribal elders first captured his imagination through retellings of Nez Perce oral history and legends; words and experiences that have influenced and inspired his work throughout his life. In 2018, Hyde received the Governor’s Award presented to him by Arizona Citizens for the Arts in partnership with the office of the Arizona Governor. In 2019, during the 90-year celebration of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, Hyde was honored for his major accomplishments and dedication to the Indian art movement.