Thelma's Vitae

Starry Nebula





Born: Tel Aviv, Israel.
Lived: Israel, India, England, and U.S. A.
United States Citizen since 1975



St. Martins School of Art: London, England: Diploma of Art and Design

Art Teaching Experience

Northern Westchester Center for the Arts: Goldens Bridge, Mt. Kisco, NY

Bennington College Painters Workshop: Bennington, VT

Southern Vermont College: Bennington, VT

Parsons School of Design: New York, NY

Bennington College Winter Session: Bennington, VT

Belle Levine Arts Center: Putnam County, New York

Studio Classes: Hudson Valley, NY

Visiting Artist

Wooster Museum College of Art, Wooster, MA

Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA

Basking-Ridge Art Association, Basking Ridge, NJ

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Camp Eisner Retreat, Great Barrington, MA

Solo Exhibitions

2013 One Woman Exhibition Scheduled: Warner Theatre Atrium; Torrington CT

2013 Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, Fairfield, CT (2-person exhibition)

1999 JCC of Greater New Haven, CT

1996 Metropolitan Arts and Antiques Center, New York, NY

1992 Westchester County Center Art Gallery, White Plains, New York

1984 Adele M. Fine Arts Gallery, Dallas TX

1982, 1980, 1977 Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY

1979, 1977 Thorne Sagendorf Art Center, Keene State University, NH

1977 Gallery II, Woodstock, VT

1975. 1974, 1972 Kornblee Gallery in New York, NY

1975 Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

1973 Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT

1971 Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Group Exhibitions:

2008-2012 KAA President's Choice Show; Kent CT

2011 & 2012 Pomperaug Woods "The Art of Experience" 

2012 “Fabrications” Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT

2012 “History of Woman”, Regina Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield Univ.,  Fairfield, CT

2010 Children’s Museum, New York, NY

2009 “Art of Vermont” State Collection on Tour

2001 "9/11 IN MEMORIAM" Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill, NY

2000 "ARTISTS OF NEW YORK STATE Inaugural Exhibition"

Selected New York State Artists, County Center for the Arts, White Plains, NY

2000 "Face to Face" Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill, NY

1998 "A CELEBRATION" JCC of Greater New Haven, CT

1994, 1993, 1992, 1991 Faculty Show, N. Westchester Center for the Arts, NY

1992 "Neighbors" Lehman College Gallery, White Plains, NY

1991 "Current River View" the Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

1990 "Aspects of Landscape" Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1987 "Recent Realism" Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1985 "Five" Habor-Theador Gallery, New York, NY

1983 "Women Painters of Today", Rahr-West Museum Manitowok, WI

1979, 1978, 1977 Faculty Show at the Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1977 "A sense of Place" Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of VT, Burlington

1976 "Images of Vermont 1776-1976" Robert Hull Fleming Museum

1972 Invitational Exhibition, University of Pennsylvania Fine Arts Gallery, PA

1972 "View Point Seven" Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

1970 Invitational Exhibition Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA


Selected Public Collections Including Commissions


Police Academy Museum of New York City

AT&T, NY and NJ

Cabot Corporation, Boston, MA

Bank of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Carey-Ellis Co., New York, NY

Celanese Corporation, New York, NY

Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York, NY

Continental Grain Company, New York, NY

Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA

GTE Corporation, Dallas. TX

Hale & Dorr Attorneys-At-Law, Boston, MA

Hughes Tool Company, Houston, TX

IBM Corp, New York, NY

J.C. Penny Corp., New York, NY

Merck & Co., Rahway, NJ

MCI Telecommunications, Washington, D.C.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY

Minneapolis Art Institute, Minneapolis, MN

New York City Police Academy Museum

NYNEX Corporation, New York, NY

Oberlin College, OH

Port Authority New York & New Jersey

Prudential Companies of New York & New Jersey

Ruder & Finn Co., New York, NY

RJR Industries, Winston-Salem, NC

Tupperware Collection, Orlando, FL

Wellington Management Co., Boston, MA

Western Companies, Ft. Worth, TX

Xerox Corporation, New York, NY

Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., New York, NY


JCC of Greater New Haven Juror's Award

Millay Colony Residency Fellowship, Austerlitz, NY

Yaddo Residency Fellowship, Saratoga, NY

State of Vermont Jurors and Purchase Award, State Legislature, Montpelier, VT



1981-2009 Who’s Who in American Art

2009 Art of Vermont State Collection Publication

2004 Jewish Women in Art 1944-2004 by Hedwig Brenner, in German,

publ: Hartung-Gorre Verlag Konstanz

2001 Life After Jackie, Westchester Reporter Dispatch, (NY), June 14,

by Georgette Gouveia

1998 New Haven Register, May 10, Celebrating Israel’s Anniversary at Woodbridge JCC, by Judith Birke

1991 Thelma Appel’s “Rivertown”, Current River View, Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester Reporter Dispatch, (NY), June 16, by Georgette Gouveia

1984 Highlight of the Cabot Collection, 1974-1984. (Cover Feature). Boston, MA

1980 Thelma Appel Drei Elemente (The new Romanticism in Landscape), DASKUNTMAGAZIN, August, by Birichte von Arnim

1976 Thelma Appel at Kornblee, Arts Magazine by Ellen Zweig

1976 Images of Vermont, 1776-1976, Vermont Council of the Arts

and University of Vermont, by William Lipke

1976 Contemporary Paintings at the Lowe Art Gallery, Highlights of the Season, review, Syracuse University, by Victoria Platt

1975 The Synthesizations of Thelma Appel, The Berkshire Eagle, by Winnifred Bell

1975 Thelma Appel’s Landscapes, Bennington Banner, by Chawoon Koh

1974 Thelma Appel at Kornblee, A Neo-Impressionist, Arts Magazine, November,

by Michael André

1973 Civitico and Appel at Kornblee, New York Times, by James Mellow

1970 Critic’s Choice at the BAA Berkshire Museum, by Winnifred Bell