“The structure, the broad historical model, taught at Scripps allowed me to understand how visual art connects to other arts as well as politics and social issues, and how all these currents relate in the present, within one artist’s life. It was a revelation, a joy, and still a beacon!”
Idelle began her career in New York where she first exhibited in 1956 as a part of “Recent Drawings, U.S.A.” at the Museum of Modern Art. Since then she has participated regularly in various group exhibitions across the United States and abroad. Her work is found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Fogg Museum, Harvard University, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. Her teaching credits include: Adjunct Professor at New York University, Associate Professor in painting at Harvard, Artist in Residence at the University of Melbourne, and elsewhere.