Nedra Matteucci Galleries Hosts Stone Masterpieces By Native Sculptor Doug Hyde

Doug Hyde – ‘Expectations’, pink Portuguese marble, 91 x 32½ x 27¼”. Courtesy/Nedra Matteucci Galleries

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SANTA FE, — Nedra Matteucci Galleries announces its first show for 2023 to open in August.

Doug Hyde: Collection of Unique Stone Sculptures will highlight the artist’s mastery of many types of stone, including marble, alabaster, onyx and limestone.

Hyde is an inspiration to many for celebrating his Nez Perce, Assiniboine and Chippewa cultures through his art. Reflected in his sculptures are scenes from their long-standing oral traditions he heard throughout his childhood.

He first studied at the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) and later the San Francisco Institute of Art. After serving two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, where he suffered major injuries from a grenade, Hyde eventually returned to Santa Fe where he began pursuing his art full-time in 1974. Since then, he’s been granted numerous important public and private commissions, like his piece, “Little Turtle”, which was purchased by the Smithsonian Cultural Resource Center for its permanent collection. Hyde’s works have also swept awards nationwide, including Best Sculpture at the Eiteljorg Museum, the Award For Sculpture from the Autry National Center of the American West, and countless more.

Doug Hyde: Collection of Unique Stone Sculptures will focus on his stone pieces, which truly reveal Hyde’s artistic soul. He explains that from a young age, he’s felt individual stones telling him what they should be—making them true tests of his imagination and skill.

The show opens at Nedra Matteucci Galleries Aug. 12 and runs through Sept. 2.


Nedra Matteucci Galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico is recognized around the world for its collection of contemporary and historic art. For over 50 years, the gallery has supported the growth and reputation of fine art and artists in the Southwest. Today, it specializes in 19th and 20th century American art, specializing in the Taos Society of Artists, early Santa Fe art colony and masters of the American West.

Doug Hyde – ‘Wild Child’, marble, 12 x 18 x 10½”. Courtesy/Nedra Matteucci Galleries

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