(1920 - 2008)
Ted Giavis was active/lived in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts. Ted Giavis is known for commercial art, magazine illustration, war artist.
Biography Ted Giavis
Ted Giavis (1920-2008) "Artist to the Generals"
Born in Lowell, Mass, Ted Giavis was first recognized for his art talent in the third grade. His teacher gave him a large drawing pad, colored chalk, and a photo of Christopher Columbus's three ships. Giavis was told to take the items home and continue to practice drawing the ships until he could sketch them in five minutes. He remembered his teacher saying" 'I want you to sketch them on an easel before the entire school on Columbus Day."
As commercial artist, Giavis earned a scholarship at the Massachusetts College of Art and was a member of the Society of Illustrators for many years. His two page parade scene for Goodyear advertising appeared
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