Hollis Sigler (Pronounced HAHL-iss SIHG-lerr) was a Chicago-based artist born March 2, 1948 in Gary, Indiana. She passed away from Breast Cancer on March 29, 2001 in Lincolnshire, Illinois, aged 53.
She used brushes, paint, and canvas to create her beautiful and compelling artworks. She did art from her home in Chicago, as well as the studio at the Columbia College of Chicago, where she also taught.
The intent of her art was to fight against societies belittling views of women, as well as bring awareness to Breast Cancer and the effects it has on women's lives.
Sigler's most significant works were her Breast Cancer Journal paintings that were published in 1999.
Being diagnosed with Breast Cancer had a huge impact on Sigler's career, although she claimed that though it changed her and her outlook on her art, her style and visuals in her art surprisingly stayed the same.