Ida Applebroog (born November 11, 1929) is an American painter currently living and working in New York. Since the 1970s Applebroog has been known for creating paintings, sculptures, artists' books and several films that often explore the themes of gender, sexual identity, violence and politics. She attended NY State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (1949) and later the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1968). In 1973 she taught at the University of California in San Diego before returning to NY. Starting in 1977 she circulated a series of self-published books through the mail, and joined Heresies/A Feminist Journal on Art and Politics. In 1981 she showed "Applebroog: Silent Stagings", her first exhibition at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY, where she continued to show for over 20 years.