ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History   /  artists in textile


Sarabande, 90 x 140 cm

Orchestra, 117 x 170cm

  Silvia Heyden

1927 Silvia Stucky, born in Basel, Switzerland
1948-53, studied at the School of Arts in Zürich
married Dr. Siegfried Heyden and spent the following years with her daughter Françoise and son Daniel in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Berlin

1964 bought her first tapestry loom for a large commission for the Expo-Suisse in Lausanne, Switzerland
following her husband's new position at the Duke University Medical Center, the family moved to Durham, NC, USA

1972 first major exhibit: Duke University of Art Museum, Durham, N.C.
1974-92 numerous large exhibits and commissions in the US and Europe

1993 moved to Lago Maggiore in Tessin, Switzerland, into her parental home and became a member of the String Orchester of Locarno

1972 first Prize Award, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
1974 First Prize Award, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  Tapestries in public Buildings
1997 "Die Glocke" Concert Hall of City of Bremen, Germany
1991 Maryland Art in Public Architecture Competition, Washington, DC:
Community Recreation Center, Chevy Chase, MD
1988 Renaissance Plaza, Greensboro, NC
1988 Duke Power Building, Charlotte, NC
1987 Art in State Buildings, the Caswell Building, Raleigh, NC
1984 Davis Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
1983 Round Hill Community Church, Greenwich, CT
1980 Judea Reformed Congregation, Durham, NC
1976 City Hall, Durham, NC
1975 Duke University Rare Book Library, Durham, NC
1968 Bankers Trust Company, New York, NY
1966 Hospital Bombach, Zürich, Switzerland
1965 Liceo di Locarno, Switzerland
1998 Museo Tessile, Chieri/To, Italy
2001 Municipio di San Nazzaro, Ti /CH
  Permanent Collections
The Gallery of Art and Design, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Landis & Gyr Foundation, Zug, Switzerland
Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
Durham County Library, Durham, NC
Williams College Museum, Williamstown, MA
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
The Equitable Life Assurance, Art Society of United States, New York, NY
Mary Lou Stevenson Collection, Princeton, NJ

Multi Rhythms, 94 x 110 cm

Two for One, 92 x 92


Equilibrio Rosso, 100 x 110 cm

Unfolding, 96 x 106 cm *


Grün und Blau, 90 x 85 cm *

Pieno e Vuoto, 144 x 141 cm


Ghiridone III, 112.x 114 cm

Incrociato, 80 x 80 cm


Textiler Text, 100 x 160 cm

Tulipani, 84 x 131 cm


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