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Leigh Hyams

1926 to 2013


Artist, teacher, and traveler Leigh Hyams (Martha Mae Nickerson), aged 86, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her drawings, paintings, and artist's books are in the permanent collections of many major institutions. She worked as an adjunct professor of art at SFSU, SJSU, JFK University, CCAC, and UCB Ext.


She was predeceased by her son Jan Bolling and stepson Charles Hyams, and leaves behind her sister Joan Prior, son Kris Bolling, daughter Gina Hyams, son-in-law Dave Barrett, and granddaughter Annalena Barrett. Her ashes were interred in San Miguel de Allende. There will be a memorial on Sunday, April 21 at 2:00pm at Meridian Gallery (535 Powell St.) in San Francisco. For details, please see: artsreal.com


Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Mar. 24, 2013
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