Edna Hibel was educated at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, from 1935-39, and was a special graduate student, 1942, and was honored with the Sturtevant Traveling Fellowship to Mexico. The work of Edna Hibel has been exhibited in prestigious museums and galleries in more than 20 countries on four continents including national museums in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Russia and the U.S.A., 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.
Hibel received medals of honor from His Eminence Pope John Paul II and the late Belgiam King Baudouin, and has received three honorary Doctorate degrees including her most recent from Eureka College, the alma mater of President Ronald Regan. According to Will Ray, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, Miss Hibel is Palm Beach's most famous artist. ....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.