Cecily Barth Firestein
Art by People Who Know Healthcare Best
"Art has always been a part of my life and is necessary to my well being. Following my diagnosis and successful treatment for cancer I have immersed myself with greater intensity in my creative activities."
Cecily is an artist who realizes that we can no longer exclude the tumult of the outside world, so clamorous with its noisily opinionated voice constantly trying to blur the line between art and entertainment, from stomping into arts' "private garden". So she welcomes it all into her work by embracing it warmly and still manages to create paintings that compel us by the sheer force of form, color and gesture even while they entertain us with their witty imagery.
Her paintings are included in many corporate and museum collections, such as those of the Corcoran, Delaware Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Freud Museums in Vienna and in London, and Zimmerli Art Museum as well as many private collections.