It is in excellent condition, measures 36" x 48" and is nicely framed in a custom made gold leafed wood frame for a total size of 38 ½" x 50 ½" (there is slight wear to the frame). This is certainly the best and most beautiful painting by Edna Hibel that I have ever seen. The framed size is 38 ½" x 50 ½" x 1 ½ and it weighs 16 lbs. Edna Hibel, a painter of sentimental pictures of children, has had a more than 60-year career as painter and lithographer and promoter of peace through exhibitions of her artwork. She was born in 1917 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Her parents were Abraham and Lena Hibel, and she was raised in the Boston area and educated at Brookline High School where she met her future husband, Theodore Plotkin. She began to paint when she was nine years old and learned watercolor during summers at the shore where her family vacationed in Maine and Hull, Massachusetts. Hibel studied at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, from 1935-39, receiving a Sturtevant Traveling Fellowship to Mexico. In Boston, in 1966, she began lithography, continuing in 1970 in Zurich, where she still works every year.
She has created lithographic works with up to 32 stones (or colors) on paper, silk, wood veneer and porcelain. She organized the Edna Hibel Museum of Art, in Jupiter, Florida, to display and promote her work and also created a United Nations stamp, Mother Earth.
In 1995, she was commissioned by the Foundation of the U. National Archives to commemorate the 75th anniversary of women receiving the universal right to vote. Lucy Baines Johnson referred to Hibel as the Heart and Conscience of America.
In November, 2001, the World Cultural Council based in Mexico City gave her the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Hibel's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in more than 20 countries including Russia, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, and the United States, and under the royal patronage of Count and Countess Bernadotte of Germany, Count Thor Bonde of Sweden, Prince and the late Princess Rainier of Monaco and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England.
The item "EDNA HIBEL Signed Original Oil and Gold Leaf Painting 36 x 48" is in sale since Saturday, September 7, 2013. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "skf-fineart" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.