Idelle Weber was born in Chicago and spent her childhood in Wilmett, Illinois, and Los Angeles. As a child, she created objects with her hands and spent time drawing, always fascinated with how things worked and how they were made. She attended Scripps College in Claremont for a year, then transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles, where she earned a B.A. in 1954 and an M.A. in 1955. While visiting New York City in 1956 to participate in an exhibition of drawings at the Museum of Modern Art, she attended classes at the Art Students League. Weber was associated with Pop art and with the Photorealist movement. In the early 1970s she used photographs as a form of sketching for her photorealist paintings. Weber began teaching in 1974 and has been on the faculty at Long Island University, Harvard University, and New York University. Her work has been exhibited extensively in New York. She currently divides her time between New York City and Long Island.
Joann Moser Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America (Washington, D.C. and London: Smithsonian Institution Press for the National Museum of American Art, 1997)