Bachelor, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1979; Associate of Arts, Herzl Junior College, 1944; student, Northwestern University.
Curator Midwest Artists for Peace, Chicago, 1967. Co-curator art works Peace March, 1982. Organizer Midwest Arts Festival, Chicago.
Presenter National Sculpture Conference, Cincinnati, 1987, Foundation Auschwitz, Brussels, 1997.
Organizer, Peace Center, Evanston, 1958, board member, 1958-1960. Co-chairman, organizer, Peace Walk, 1982. Coordinator Peace March, New York City, 1982.
Member planning committee, Art for a Nuclear Freeze, Chicago, 1983. Consultant Art in Chicago, Museum Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1997. Member committee Paul Robeson 100th Birthday, Chicago, 1997.
Member American Association of University Women, National Museum Women in Arts (charter), Chicago Artists' Coalition, Women's Caucus for Art, Physicians for Social Responsibility, International Society Arts, Science and Technology.
Married Myman J. Hirshfield, December 17, 1944. Children: Leslie, Laura, Deborah, Jo-Anne.