The Transylvania Times -

Artist, Writer Spent Summers Near Brevard


January 2, 2017

Some of Verner's pencil sketches were made into postcards depicting mid 20th century Charleston from its streets.

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner was a well-known artist and writer, as well as a popular lecturer.

She was awarded honorary degrees "for her artistic and literary achievements that have enriched the cultural heritage" by both the Univer-sity of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina.

Born Elizabeth O'Neill in Charleston, S.C., in 1883 she studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

In 1907 she married Pettigrew Verner. The Verner family had a strong connection to Transylvania County.

They had purchased property south of Brevard in 1890 where the family spent much o...

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