January 31, 1923 – May 18, 2020
Cynthia Navaretta was born on January 31, 1923 and passed away on May 18, 2020 and is under the care of Riverside Memorial Chapel.
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June 3, 2020
Cynthia was a dear friend and sister. She published some of my first articles and criticisms. She was an extraordinary woman, fiercely passionate on behalf of women artists. Dedicated to righting the wrongs and putting others forward while shying away from the limelight unlike so many in our profession. I stayed with her in the Hamptons, was hosted by her cats who took a liking to me and saw her several times before the shadow of death darkened that passionately seeking mind. I miss her energy and dedication. We who loved her will pay homage.
May 21, 2020
Cyn and I met at the University of Wisconsin in 1944 and remained close friends until her death, traveling together and sharing all of life's highs and lows. One of the earliest female engineers, she deserted that profession to become a leader in the movement to recognize Women artists. Later in life she founded Midmarch Publishing Company dedicated to lives of female artists. She will be missed by the many whose lives she touched.
May 20, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Cynthia. I was one of her last interns at Midmarch Arts Press in 1997 and continued to work with her for more than a decade after that. She was an amazing person and a role model. She so tirelessly contributed to the conversation about art and women in art. This is a huge loss to the world. I know she has a loving close family and I wish you all my deepest condolences. She was a wonderful woman.