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Carol Margaret Elizabeth Ruth Rigg Edit Profile

calligrapher , designer , educator

Carol Margaret Elizabeth Ruth Rigg, American art educator. Grantee Mentor; Fulbright grantee, Republic of Korea, 1972, J. Saterfield grant, 2008. President Nashville Artists Guild, 1960—1962; Member of Westminster Suncoast Arboretum, American Calligraphic Arts Association, Florida Artist Group, Florida Gulfcoast Society Scribes (founder, president 1976-1978).

Background

Rigg, Carol Margaret Elizabeth Ruth was born on December 14, 1928 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Carl Hazlett and Ruth Standish (Massey) Rigg.

Education

Bachelor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1951. Master of Arts, Presbyterian School Christian Education, 1955. Master of Fine Arts, Chicago Art Institute, Illinois, 1963.

Career

Art. director board publications Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1950-1953. Art editor Motive Magazine, Nashville, 1954-1965. Artist-in-residence Florida Presbyterian College, St. Petersburg, 1965-1966.

Professor visual arts Eckerd College, 1967-1993, professor emerita, since 1999. Founder Possum Press, St. Petersburg, 1969. Lecturer Princeton Division School, 1972.

Visiting art lecturer Harvard Division School, 1982. Lecturer in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Calligraphy featured on Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1969, 1971. One-woman shows include Cultural Olympics, Seoul, 1987, exhibited in group shows at Columbia Broadcasting System News television, 1969, 1971. Author: Calligraphy of the Americas, 1977-1995.

      Calligraphy (on 18 stoneblocks) Westminster Suncoast Aboritum Plants & Trees, 2006-2007. Exhibitions include St. P Art Center, Westminister, 2010, Snapshots Show, 2010.

Membership

President Nashville Artists Guild, 1960—1962. Member of Westminster Suncoast Arboretum, American Calligraphic Arts Association, Florida Artist Group, Florida Gulfcoast Society Scribes (founder, president 1976-1978).

Connections

father:
Carl Hazlett Rigg

mother:
Ruth Standish (Massey) Rigg