(1923 - 2013)

Josiah "Cy" Kirby

Josiah "Cy" Kirby

Josiah "Cy" Kirby

Josiah "Cy" Kirby

Mr. Kirby’s 52 years of engineering and management experience covered product research and development to technical publications. Most recently, Mr. Kirby worked with the conception and implementation of a major waterfront revitalization project capitalizing on the Heritage Culture, Technological and Natural History, with a goal of developing a world-class visitor attraction in Troy, N.Y. He had a Master’s degree from Boston College, with additional studies at MIT and the Naval War College. Over the years he built an extensive art library and studio, working with oil paints and scratch-built scale models, his work can be seen in many public and private collections.

He was a U.S. Naval Commander, and has had affiliations with the U.S. Navy League, National Maritime Historical Society, the Institute of Aerospace Sciences (as Chairman of the Northeast Chapter), the Concord Academy of Fine Arts and the New Britain Museum of American Art. He also held a commercial pilot’s license.

His discovery of art began as a modest effort as a student of the Famous Artists School (in Norman Rockwell’s time there). Over the years it  became his “new” passion. “When I retired from the "rat race" I was not only able but glad to retire "to" something rather than retiring "from" something. “ His work has been exhibited at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Salem's Peabody Essex Museum and the Concord Art Gallery.

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