Fiber artist Silvia Heyden, a native of Switzerland who spent most of her life in Durham, died here Monday afternoon, March 2, 2015. She was 88 and died from complications resulting from a recent heart surgery.
Silvia’s works are in scores of collections in the United States including the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Gregg Museum of Art in Raleigh, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, Williams College Museum in Massachusetts, The Crocker Bank and Bank of America in San Francisco, The Equitable in New York City among others. Her tapestries are in numerous public collections in Europe where she enjoyed an extensive and successful exhibition career.
Silvia was an exhibiting member of Piedmont Craftsmen from 1980 till 1993.