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Sydney Roberts Rockefeller, American artist. Participant, organizer World Championship Sailboat Regatta, 1994-1995/Third place, 1994.


Rockefeller, Sydney Roberts was born on June 7, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Bayard Henry and Louise (McIlhenny) Roberts.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Philadelphia College Art, 1966.


Assistant art director Batton Barton Durstine Osborne, New York City, 1966-1967. Graphic designer New York City Parks Department, 1967-1968. Graphic designer, free-lance Boston, 1968-1992.

Sculptor, 1968-1973; arts museum director Institute of Contemporary Art, 1973-1974. Coordinator, originator City-Life: Boston, 1974-1982. Consultant public art Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, Boston, 1975-1984.

Commodore Northeast Harbor Fleet, Mount Desert Island, Maine, 1989-1992. President Clifton Dock Corporation, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 1989-1991.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include Brockton Art Museum, 1972, 73, Point Gallery, Kittery, Maine, 1974, Christmas Store, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984. Work collected in numerous private collections.


Fundraiser for National Art Stabilzation Fund Grantee/Rockefeller Mellon Ford Foundations, 1989. Board directors Maash/Lobby for the Art Sciences and Humanities, Massachusetts, since 1993. President board directors Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Massachusetts, 1988-1991.

Fundraiser for Operation Helping Hand, Washington, 1991-1992. Board directors The Friends of Boston Common, 1986-1988, numerous others. Advisory committee Central Artery 3d Harbor Tunnel Boston, since 1993.

Member National Endowment of the Humanities.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: looking at/creating art, sailboat racing, downhill skiing.


Married David Rockefeller Junior, May 18, 1968 (divorced 1976).

Bayard Henry Roberts

Louise (McIlhenny) Roberts

David Rockefeller Junior