Ames School of Art

Timothy Garvey

Timothy Garvey, Ph.D

Professor of Art History

Master's and Ph.D. in art history from the University of Minnesota

Timothy Garvey began his career in studio art and earned bachelor's and
master's degrees before turning to art history.  After completing a
second master's degree and a Ph.D. in art history at the University of
Minnesota, he joined the faculty at Illinois Wesleyan in 1980.  His
scholarship since then has ranged over an assortment of 20th century
topics, including the sculpture of Lorado Taft and H. C. Westermann,
and painting by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Roger Brown.  In addition to his
study of the history of art, Garvey spends a good deal of time in the
studio, working primarily in wood.  Tim is an avid distance cyclist and also a kayaker.