Adelaide Hiebel was born in New Hope Wisconsin in 1886. She studied at
the Art Institute in Chicago. In 1919 Hiebel was an art instructor when her
friend and mentor Zula Kenyon retired from the Gerlach Barklow Company in
Joliet Illinois and Adelaide was asked to come to work for them. She signed
a contract with Gerlach Barklow and painted calendar prints for them until
Adelaide's favorite medium was pastels. Most her early subjects were
women, but she also painted women and dogs, mother's with infants, infant
portraits and small children in cute situations. Some of her paintings
shows extremely photographic detail. Adelaide's work has gained much
interest and is one of the better known women illustrators of her time.
Adelaide died in the late 1960's while living in California.