Jack is a member of American Watercolor Society, Salmagundi Club, Watercolor USA Honor Society, Audubon Artists, American Artists Professional League and various regional art organizations. After serving in the Infantry during World War II, he earned a BFA at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University).
a native of Maryland, Jack began a teaching career in Baltimore, establishing and heading the Art Department at Gilman School where he remained for 15 years. He then chaired the Art Department of the Lawrenceville School in New jersey for 23 years.
His watercolors have been exhibited throughout the United States and have won many national honors including awards from the Salmagundi Club, Watercolor USA, Adirondacks Watercolor Annual, American Artists’ Professional League, the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Audubon Artists and in Taos, Georgia, Louisiana, New England and Pittsburgh Watercolor Societies. Jack has had more than a dozen one-man shows and his paintings are included in hundreds of private and corporate collections here and abroad. He was the featured watercolorist in the December, 1981 and July, 2002 American Artist Magazine.
The Garvers live on Cape Cod where he continues to paint, drawing inspiration, not only from the “local” scenes, but from his travels in other parts of the world. He also gives lectures on Art History.