St. Michael’s Alley
Elizabeth O'Neill Verner (1883-1979) was born in Charleston, South Carolina. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Central School of Art (London) and the Seiho School (Japan). Verner started making art as a young woman, and her original goals were to make art as a part of a "genteel" lifestyle, but when her husband died, she turned to art as a means of supporting her children. Verner was known as an etcher, painter, writer and lecturer. She was the author of Prints and Impressions of Charleston (1939) and Mellowed by Time (1941). She also illustrated several books, including Charleston Edition of Porgy, Southern Exposure, The Carolina Low Country and French and American Culture. Verner's work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, Harvard University, the Charleston Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of Congress.