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Elizabeth Garver Nagy, American artist. Recipient award of excellence, Midwest Watercolor Society, 1983, 3d award, 41st Annual Artists Guild of Chicago, 1983, award of merit, The Anderson (Indiana) Fine Arts Center, 1988.


Nagy, Elizabeth Garver was born on January 14, 1928 in Martinsville, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Ralph Tibbs and Evelyn Fasig Garver.


Degree in art, Studio School Advertising Art, Cincinnati, 1948.


Illustrator Wolf & Dessauer, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1949—1951. Freelance illustrator, since 1951. Art instructor Springfield (Ohio) Art Center, 1968—1977, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois, 1986—1992.

Presenter in field.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Mountainlair Gallery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1974, Clay N Caboodle Cadence, Geneva, Illinois, 1993, Transylvania County Arts Center, Brevard, North Carolina, 1999, many others, exhibited in group shows at Schumacher Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, 1975, Old State Capitol Galleries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1976, 1978, 1979, Greenhill, Woodmere Gallery, 1976-1990, Philadelphia Civic Center, 1976-1990, Port History Museum, Philadelphia, 1976-1990, Tweed Museum, Duluth, Minnesota, 1978, Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1979, Springfield Art Association, Illinois, 1981, 1991, 1992, Davenport Art Museum, Iowa, 1983, Los Angeles Artcore Gallery, 1988, Maurice Spertus Museum, Chicago, 1990, The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, 1993, Transylvania County Arts Council Gallery 7, Brevard, 1996, 1997, Transylvania County Arts Center, Brevard, 1999—2005, many others, Represented in permanent collections Time Temporary, Fort Wayne, Kane County Judicial Center, Geneva, Bankers Club Worldwide House, Taipei, Taiwan, Springfield (Ohio) Art Museum, many others.


Secretary, board directors Springfield Art Center, 1969—1976. Member visual arts committee Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles, 1980—1988. Member of Philadelphia Water Color Society (honorary life), Transparent Watercolor Society of America (signature), Watercolor West, Western Ohio Watercolor Society (founder, 1st president).


  • Other Interests

    Creating wearable art, knitting, weaving, sewing, embroidery.


Married William Roger Achleman (deceased). Children: Shelly Marth, Todd Jeffrey. Married Stephen Michael Nagy (deceased).

Children: Stephanie Nagy-Agren, Patricia Nagy Adelman.

Ralph Tibbs

Evelyn Fasig Garver

William Roger Achleman

Stephen Michael Nagy

Shelly Marth Nagy

Todd Jeffrey Nagy

Stephanie Nagy-Agren Nagy

Patricia Nagy Adelman Nagy