Michael McGarvey

Michael McGarvey, Professor of Art at Richard Stockton College. Born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, received a B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art and an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from Tyler School of Art. He has been teaching at Stockton since 1986 when he developed the Graphic Design Concentration at Stockton. In addition to teaching Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation at Stockton, he is currently proprietor and principal of Port Press that publishes limited edition fine press books and prints. Jack Pot (below) is one of the engravings in Atlantic City Lives; Poems by Peter Murphywith Wood Engravings by Michael McGarvey published in 2017, with finished bound copies made availible in March 2018.  Other publications by Port Press include The Orphans’ Song; Memoirs of  James O'Neil With Wood Engravings by Michael McGarvey 2015, and Beyond Hamammonton; South Jersey Poems by Stephen Dunn and Wood Engravings by Michael McGarvey 2002.

Recent Videos of interest are :

Atlantic City Lives; a video by Michal McGarvey for 48 Blocks AC 2020 featuring readings by Peter Murphy his of Poems from Book combined with selected wood engravings.


Michael McGarvey : Wood Engraving Projects produced by StocktonProduction Services. This  was videotaped in Port Press studio and features my approach to engaving, fine press books and teaching.


Professor McGarvey’s wood engravings have been featured in Multiples, Society of Wood Engravers newsletter, Block & Burin, the Wood Engravers’ Network Journal, the Wood Engravers’ Network Triennial Exhibitions and the Fine Press Book Association Deluxe Edition of the Journal, Parenthesis. He has exhibited his work in numerous group exhibitions including Society of Wood Engravers, Oxford UK, Wood Engravers Network Traveling Exhibition, Ocean City Art Center, Noyes Museum, and Solo exhibition at the Atlantic City Art Center and Stockton University.