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Merph Nassif Edit Profile

also known as Carolyn O. Nassif

art educator , freelance artist

Merph Nassif, American freelance artist, art educator. Member International Society Artists (juried), American Watercolor Society (juried), Sarasota Art Association, Hill Country Artists (founder), Women in the Arts, Federated Women of America, The Gourmands of Sarasota, Loners of America.

Background

Nassif, Merph was born on January 26, 1928 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Daughter of Charles Sanders and Claira B. (Williams) Oliver.

Career

With accounting department various companies, 1950-1975. Artist Northeast United States and, Florida, since 1976. Watercolor instructor Sarasota, since 1978.

Scenery designer Church St. Actors, Montrose, Pennsylvania, 1977-1978. Art director Hill Country Gallery, Montrose, 1977-1980. Graphic artist Nutmeg Ballet, Torrington, Connecticut, 1985.

Art consultant Northeast Chamber of Commerce, Torrington, 1982-1985. Pictorial map artist Indiana graphic Supplies, Northeast Connecticut, 1984-1985.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Artist, contributing poet: The Poetry of Art, 1983. Watercolor, pastel and pen and ink works include Abandoned Academics (best of show award 1976. Recipient numerous other awards, since 1977).

      Represented in many private public collection throughout United States of America.

Membership

Member International Society Artists (juried), American Watercolor Society (juried), Sarasota Art Association, Hill Country Artists (founder), Women in the Arts, Federated Women of America, The Gourmands of Sarasota, Loners of America.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gourmet cooking, swimming, camping, biking.

Connections

Married Paul T. Schwabe, January 26, 1946 (divorced 1964). Children: Susan L., Paula L. Kot, Jan M. Bowen, Keith C., Kim A. Arpy, Tami Fisher, Darcy Mascardini. Married David J. Nassif, 1964 (deceased October 1985).

father:
Charles Sanders Oliver

mother:
Claira B. (Williams) Oliver

spouses:
Paul T. Schwabe

David J. Nassif

children:
Susan L. Nassif

Paula L. Kot Nassif

Jan M. Bowen Nassif

Keith C. Nassif

Kim A. Arpy Nassif

Tami Fisher Nassif

Darcy Mascardini Nassif