Born in Massachusetts, in 1917, the internationally renowned artist Edna Hibel, has been painting for over seventy years. In 1940, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts purchased one of her paintings for its permanent collection, making Edna the youngest artist at the time so honored by a major American museum. Hibel later returned to the Boston Museum School for graduate study in the art and techniques of the Renaissance, and to absorb the discipline of the masters. Edna Hibel also enjoys experimenting in lithography, serigraphy, gicl6e, sculpture, crystal, and porcelain. Critics have compared Hibel’s style to that of the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da yinci and the American Impressionist Mary Cassatt.
Hibel uses many media. In terms of subject matters, Hibel’s thousands of followers know her for her sensitive portrayals of mothers and children from all cultures.
Her paintings are in the collections of many of America’s outstanding universities and public museums. More recently, Edna Hibel’s artwork has been exhibited in prestigious museums, galleries, universities, and palaces in Austria, Belgium, Costa Rica, the People’s Republic of China, Israel, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, and the United States. She is also the only foreign artist to twice exhibit her work in the Soviet Union, and the only foreign woman to produce a television documentary in that country.
Edna Hibel is often referred to as America’s most beloved and versatile artist, and best colorist.