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About Edna Hibel
Edna Hibel has been referred to as America's best loved and most versatile artist, and best colorist. Since being commissioned by the Foundation of the U.S. National Archives in 1995 to commemorate 75 years of women receiving the universal right to vote, Hibel is now acclaimed the "Heart and Conscience of America," when Ms. Lucy Baines Johnson, of the U.S. National Archives described her as such. 

Born in 1917 in Boston, Massachusetts, Miss Hibel grew up in the Boston area. She was educated at Brookline High School, and spent many summers at the shore in Hull, Massachusetts and in Maine studying watercolor painting.  She began painting at the age of nine. Edna Hibel was educated at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, from 1935-39, was a special graduate student, 1942, and was honored with the Sturtevant Traveling Fellowship to Mexico.   

Edna began "pulling" stone lithographs in 1966 in Boston and then moved to work in a fourth generation “atelier” in Zurich in 1970.  She innovated in creating works with up to 32 stones (or colors) on paper, silk, wood veneer and encouraged her porcelain manufacturers to allow her to create color separations with stone lithography which were transferred in a "secret" complicated process onto Bavarian hard paste porcelain. 

In 1977, Edna founded The Hibel Museum of Art, which is currently housed on Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter campus and contains more than 2,000 original paintings, sculptures, and porcelain works.   

The work of Edna Hibel has been exhibited in prestigious museums and galleries in more than 20 countries on four continents.  Hibel has received medals of honor from His Eminence Pope John Paul II and the late Belgian King Baudouin, and has received three honorary Doctorate degrees. In 2001, Edna received a Lifetime Achievement Award from "Women in the Visual Arts," an organization of artists in the South Florida area.  In addition to her numerous artistic awards, Edna Hibel has received many humanitarian honors for her more than one half century in raising donations with her work for children's and medical charities.


Edna Hibel passed away at the age of 97 on December 5, 2014.

Edna Hibel

A Boy David

Barefoot Cellist
Blue Trellis Jar
Colette & Child Plate
David the Shepherd
Jonathan and David
Lorrie and Child
Mother and Three Children
New Single Nude
Petra Mit Kinder
Sayuri and Child (Plate)
The Truths of Children Suite
Baronessa Johanna
Court Musician
Girl with Kerchief
Israeli Rabbi
Kristina and Child (Plate)
Maria and Children
Mother and Two Children
Nathan and David
New Small Mother and Baby
Portrait of a Young Girl I
Solo I
Three Ballerinas
Tuscan Fields
The Wedding of David and Bathsheba (Plate)
Blue Trellis Plate
Christa in Pig Tails
Ebbtide's Garden (Suite of 2)
Grecian Mother and Baby
Jerusalem Scene
Lei Jiegiong and Her Baby in the Garden of Yun Tai
Lucia and Child (Plate)
Marilyn and Child (Plate)
Mother and Child IV
New Baby
Quintessential Suite
Three Women in Fields II
Vickie and Children