Sibylle Szaggars Biography

Sibylle Szaggars Redford, a German-born multimedia environmental artist, has captivated audiences around the world with her profound love for nature and dedication to spreading awareness about the environment. Her artwork, exhibited in numerous countries, reflects her spiritual consciousness and draws inspiration from nature, ancient cultures, and the high deserts of Morocco and New Mexico. One of her most renowned works, ‘Rainfall,’ showcases her deep connection to Mother Nature. Sibylle’s passion for the environment extends beyond her paintings, as she has also created a stage play titled ‘The Way of the Rain’ based on her series of artworks.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 66 Years
  • Family: Spouse/Ex-: Robert Redford (m. 2009)
  • Occupation: Artists, Environmental Activists
  • Height: 5’7″ (170 cm)
  • City: Hamburg, Germany

Birth and Early Life

Sibylle was born on April 14, 1957, in Hamburg, Germany. From a young age, she showed a strong interest in sketching and painting. Her family’s frequent trips to various countries helped nurture her creativity as an artist. These experiences would later play a significant role in her artwork.


Sibylle began her career in the early 1980s when she moved to London and rented a warehouse that she transformed into her first painting studio. She collaborated with other artists in the space, and soon started exhibiting her work in England and Germany. In 1989, she organized her first group exhibition in Hamburg.

Later, Sibylle moved to the US and became fascinated with Native American culture and spirituality. She incorporated these learnings into her paintings. In the early 1990s, she established her painting studio in Utah and organized her first solo exhibition in Salt Lake City. She also traveled to Morocco in 2000, where she drew inspiration from the country’s history and traditions for a series of oil sketches and photographs.

Throughout her career, Sibylle continued to explore different styles and mediums. She worked on a series of oil paintings of flowers and vases, as well as abstract watercolors. She collaborated with cellist Nina Kotova on a series of large-scale paintings titled ‘Shape of Color,’ which were exhibited internationally.

In 2010, Sibylle began experimenting with rain and watercolor, using natural rainwater in her paintings. She shared this unique technique through her film ‘Rain Painting’ and exhibited her ‘Rainfall’ series in Monaco and France. She also created a stage play called ‘The Way of the Rain,’ which debuted in 2013.

Sibylle’s work has received recognition and she was awarded the ‘US State Department’s ‘Art in Embassies Program’ for the ‘US Embassy’ in Suriname. Her works are currently exhibited in galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Family and Personal Life

Sibylle is married to American actor and entrepreneur Robert Redford. They met at the 1996 ‘Sundance Film Festival’ and got married in 2009. Sibylle was previously married to restaurateur Carl-Heinz Szaggars and musical and theater producer Friedrich Kurz. She has three stepchildren from Robert’s previous marriage.

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