Elizabeth O’Neill Verner was an American painter who helped lead the Charleston, South Carolina Art Renaissance. Elizabeth Quale O’Neill was born in Charleston, South Carolina in the year 1883.
O’Neill studied with another female painter given credit for leading the Charleston Renaissance, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith. The artist also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts located in Philadelphia.
The artist was married in 1907, she went on to have two children. The husband of the artist, E. Pettigrew Verner, passed away in 1925. Elizabeth O’Neill Verner then took to becoming a professional painter in order to bring in money to raise her children.
In this clip a short biography about the artist with some landscapes shown:
O’Neill Verner was also an avid printmaker. She was a co-founder of the Charleston Etchers Club.
Works by the artist are held in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum located in Washington D.C.
Elizabeth O’Neill Verner passed away in in 1979.
One subject matter the artist painted many times were the flower women of the local region. She also enjoyed capturing the landscape.
Price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $40,000.
Elizabeth O’Neill Verner was a very successful artist. Her depictions of the flower women of the region show great design and skill in the depiction of the women. The flowers in these works are great still life works embellished with great color.