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Cecily Barth Firestein, American Artist. Avocation: buying and selling antique jewelry. F C. Recipient Artist-in-residence award Bronx Museum of History; grant New York.State Council on the Arts, 1974. Member New York Society Women Artists, National Association Women Artists, Art Students League, Phoenix Gallery (president since 1990), Brandeis Club, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Lambda Theta.


Firestein, Cecily Barth was born on April 25, 1933 in New York City. Daughter of Sidney Monte and Esther (Schwartz) Barth.


Bachelor, Adelphi University, 1953. Master of Arts, New York University, 1955. Certified in advanced study, New York University, 1958.

Certified, New York School of Interior Design, 1964.


Art teacher, consultant Union Free Schools District #24, Valley Stream, New York, 1953-1960. Printmaker Phoenix Gallery, New York City, since 1962. Interior designer Firestein Interiors, since 1964.

Instructor, lecturer Museum of the City of New York, 2001, The New School, New York City, 1979, 80. Teacher Cooper Hewitt Museum, 1980, South St. Seaport Museum, New York City, 1981—2002, 2002, Parson's School Design, New York City, 1982, University South Carolina, Columbia, 1989, Creative Center People With Cancer, New York City, 2007—2008. Freelance writer New York Daily News, Detroit News, 1977.

With Montclair State University, New Jersey, 1993, University South Carolina. Instructor, lecturer Central Park Conservancy Museum of the City of New York, 2000, Creative Center, New York City, 2008. Printmaker Pfeizer, 2005, Wahl Art Gallery, California, 2006.

Art critic Art Speak, New York City, 1983-1991, Manhattan Arts International magazine 1992-1993, Connecticut Graphic Art Center. Consultant Miami (Florida) Preservation League, 1980, Tarrytown (New York ) History Society, 1979. Instructor, lecturer Fordham University, New York, 1972, Bronx Museum History, 1974-1977, New School, 1977-1983.


  • Avocation: buying and selling antique jewelry. F C.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Rubbingcraft, 1977, Making Paper & Fabric Rubbings, 1999, paperback edition 2000. Represented in permanent collections Corcoran Gallery Art, Washington, Cincinnati Museum Art, New York Public Library., Yale University Art Gallery Museum, Newark Museum, Columbia (South Carolina) Art Museum, Rose Art Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Massachusetts Art Museum, Florida International University, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, Midwest Museum American Art, Eikhart, Indiana, Southern St. Seaport Museum, B'nai Brith Klutznik National Jewish Museum, Washington, Freud Museum, London, Freud Museum, Vienna, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Corporation, Lufthansa, American Embassies, Embassies Program Kuwait, Costa Rica, Damascus, Paraguay, Pakistan, Krygyztan United States Department State Embassy in Islamabad, other.

      Solo exhibitions: The Project Room, New York, 1999, The Interchurch Center, New York, 2000, Phoenix Gallery, New York City, 1999, 2001, 03, 05, Creative Center, New York City, 2003, UMA Gallery, New York City, 2004, Adelphi University, Boston, 2005, Manhattan Center, 2005, Wahl Arts Gallery, Woodland Hills, California, 2006, Credit default swap Gallery, Maplewood, New Jersey, 2007, Anthony Curtis Gallery, Boston, 2008, OSI Pharmaceutical New Jersey, since 2009, Monalisa Gallery New Jersey, National Association Women Artist, New York City, 2008, Mona Lisa Gallery, maplewood, New Jersey, since 2008, Phoenix Gallery, New York City, others. Exhibited in group exhibitions Soho Myriad, Atlanta, Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, Westchester Arts Council, Van Straaten Gallery, Chicago, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, Art4Love, New York City, Fresh Paint, Culver City, California, others.


Member New York Society Women Artists, National Association Women Artists (Printmaking award 2000, Elizabeth Stanton Blake award 2000), Society of America Graphic Artists, Art Students League, Women's Caucus for Art, Phoenix Gallery (president 1990-2004), Brandeis Club, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Lambda Theta.


Married Stephen Kern Firestein. Children: Conrad Elliot, Lesley Adam.

Sidney Monte Barth

Esther (Schwartz) Barth

Stephen Kern Firestein

Conrad Elliot Firestein

Lesley Adam Firestein