Student, Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, 1938, 41-42; study abroad, Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, Mexico, 1939; DHA(honorary), University for Peace United Nations, 1988; Doctor of Humane Letters, Mount St. Mary's College, 1988; Doctor of Humane Letters, Eureka College, 1995.
Private art teacher, Boston, 1957-1958; art director, Edna Hibel Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, since 1960; owner, manager, Edna Hibel Gallery, Boston and Palm Beach, Florida, since 1960; curator, Hibel Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Florida, since 1977. Prime organizer First Boston Arts Festival, 1954. Judge statewide artcompetition, Tennessee, 1983, Frances Hook Foundation Scholarship Competition, Wisconsin, 1985.
Active Hibel Museum Art. Fellow Royal Society of Art, World Academy of Art and Science (first painter to be elected as such), Edna Hibel Society Lodges: B'nai B'rith (honorary founder Edna Hibel unit 1986).
Married Theodore Plotkin, January 7, 1940. Children: Jon, Andy, Richard.