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Zelda Sarah Toll Edelson Edit Profile

artist , Editor

Zelda Sarah Toll Edelson, American editor, artist. University Chicago scholar, 1947-1951.


Edelson, Zelda Sarah Toll was born on October 18, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Louis David and Rose (Eisenstein) Toll.


Bachelor, University Chicago, 1949. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1952.


Editor-writer Consolidated Book Publications, Chicago, 1953-1956. Social worker Baltimore City Department Public Welfare, 1956-1957. Public relations writer Maryland Department Employment Security, Baltimore, 1958-1959.

Museum editor Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven, 1970-1976, head publications, 1976-1995, editor mus.'s Discovery magazine, 1983-1995. Lecturer in science writing Yale University, 1983—1984.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: The Great Dinosaur Mural at Yale: The Age of Reptiles, 1990. Author, illustrator: Apologies for a Nightingale: Images of Turkey, 1997. Exhibitions include Gallery 2, the Quadrangle, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 2005-2008, Main Line Art Center, 2006-2007, Collaborative/26, Viking Gallery, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 2007, Main Line Art Center, Choice Abstractions, Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 2008, one-woman shows include First Friday, Jewel of India, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 2007, First Friday, Merion Art Repro, Ardmore, 2009, Collaborative-26, 3rd St. Gallery, Philadelphia, 2009.


Married Marshall Edelson, December 27, 1952 (deceased January 16, 2005). Children: Jonathan Toll Edelson, Rebecca Jo Edelson, David Edelson Tolchinsky.

Louis David Toll

Rose (Eisenstein) Toll

Marshall Edelson

David Edelson Tolchinsky Edelson

Jonathan Toll Edelson

Rebecca Jo Edelson