We have 60 objects that Sheila Hicks has been involved with. See all of them.
  • Sheila Hicks has had a hand in 60 objects that are part of our collection. Specifically:
  • 55 objects as Designer and
  • 9 objects as Vendor and
  • 7 objects as Maker and
  • 3 objects as Donor.
  • Sheila Hicks has been involved in work collected by the following departments:
  • 61 objects from Textiles.

Sheila Hicks (b. 1934) is one of the most important contemporary textile artists of the 20th and 21st century. She went to Yale's School of Art and Architecture where she trained under Josef Albers, eventually becoming a painting major and one of Albers’s top students. While at Yale she became enamored with Pre-Columbian art and textiles and began a research project that led her to South America and Mexico where she learned to weave from local weavers. She would eventually live and work in many countries such as Chile, Peru, India, Thailand, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, France, and the United States.

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