Perhaps no artist is more identified with having captured Vermont’s pastoral qualities than Sabra Field. Sabra Field was born in 1935 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and she grew up in the metropolitan New York area. She earned a B.A. with honors in The Arts from Middlebury College, which awarded her its Alumni Achievement Award in 1984, and an Honorary Doctor of Arts in 1991. She holds an M.A.T. degree from Wesleyan University, where she studied printmaking with Russell T. Limbach. She taught high school art for seven years in public and private schools. Field has lived in Vermont since 1969 when she opened a studio to publish her hand-pulled wood block prints. Field was named an Extraordinary Vermonter by Governor Kunin in 1991 and received the 1999 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts from Governor Dean. A complete collection of her prints has been acquired by Middlebury College. It will be known as THE SABRA FIELD COLLECTION and will be available for study and loan exhibitions in perpetuity. To read a blog entry by Sabra Field about new technology in printmaking click here The following is a link to a Feb 18, 2010 Vermont Public Radio interview with Sabra... http://www.vpr.net/flash/audio_player/audio_player.php?id=30321
I began making prints with Butch Limbach at Wesleyan University in 1958, and I’ve been making them in Vermont for over 30 years. My place is my subject matter. My heroes go back to the landscapists of Hellenistic Greece.