Sabra FieldSabra retired in 2019. Remarkable Things does carry wood block prints from Jeanne Amato, Sabra's longtime assistant. You can check them out in our art gallery - woodblock & linocut prints section.
Wood Block and Giclee Prints
Sabra began making woodblock prints over 40 years ago. When the giclee digital scanning and printing technique became able to make perfect copies, Sabra was an early adopter. Now this high-end process has allowed Sabra to create a woodblock print, tweak it until it is just as she wants it and then make giclee prints from that best print. It has also allowed her to bring back some prints that no longer had usable woodblocks.
Sabra Field's Life, Work and Honors
Sabra Field grew up in the metropolitan New York area but was born in 1935 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She went to school here in Vermont, earning a B. A. with honors in The Arts from Middlebury College. She went on to receive a MAT degree from Wesleyan University. Sabra taught high school art for seven years and has inspired many Vermont artists over the years. She started her Vermont print studio in 1969. Remarkable Things began carrying her work in 1980.
Her work has been featured in over 50 one-person shows and several magazine covers.
In 1975, Sabra Field won the Vermont Bicentennial poster contest. Since then, her work as been commissioned by UNICEF, Dartmouth College, IBM, and Middlebury College. In 1989, she made a stained glass window for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Chapel. In 1991, she was asked by the U.S. Postal Service to create a stamp commemorating Vermont's Bicentennial of statehood. Governor Madeline Kunin named Field an Extraordinary Vermonter in 1991 and she received the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts from Governor Howard Dean in 1999.
In 2017, a full-length documentary of her work and life was published and aired on the Vermont Public Broadcasting network.