Edna Hibel: An Artist’s Story of Love and Compassion

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Edna Hibel's distinguished career as an artist, humanitarian, and international diplomat. Edna Hibel, best known for her Mother and Child series of paintings, has earned international acclaim as an artist of extraordinary sensitivity and profound humanistic concern. Her work is exhibited in prestigious museums and galleries in more than 20 countries, including national museums in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Russia, and the United States.
ISBN: 9781589804272
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Images: 25
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 11 (w) x 14 (h)
Millie Clarkson's inspiration for writing a book on artist Edna Hibel came from her purchase of a box of Mother and Child note cards. During her twenties, an incredibly rough period of her life, Clarkson pasted note cards on the wall of her dingy apartment and said looking at them gave her peace of mind, solitude, and a sense of composure. Forty years later, when she met Hibel in person at a gift shop in Naples, Florida, a deep friendship between the two women began. In Clarkson's own words she says of Hibel, "I had to know more about this amazing person. . . . I wanted to share with others my discovery of Edna Hibel." Clarkson's artistry began in 1969 when she worked as Santa's artist at Santa's Village Amusement Park in Dendee, Illinois. The next decade, her "creative years," was simultaneously fueled by her drive for physical fitness. She decided that she wanted to do something unique and then write about it. After participating in numerous triathlons, including the Ironman Triathlon, she wrote Low-Stress Fitness, published in 1985. An avid presenter and speaker, Clarkson has been interviewed numerous times on radio and television talk shows. She was dubbed "the Unsinkable Millie Brown" by the media because of her tireless promotional activities. Clarkson engages in her personal and professional activities with high energy as she continues to write, enjoy gardening, teach tai chi and yoga, decorate, and delight in being a grandmother to her fifteen grandchildren. She lives in Naples, Florida, from November to May and in Ontario, Canada, from June to October.
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