Raymond Everett

    Raymond Everett (1885-1948)

orn in Englishtown, N.J.  He obtained a bachelor of arts degree in 1906 from Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, where he studied under Howard Pyle, a well-known book and magazine illustrator. He studied painting under Herman Dudley Murphy & others.

     In 1915 the Everett's moved to Austin. Everett taught freehand drawing, painting, clay modeling and architectural history in the Department of Architecture at the University of Texas from 1915 until his death in 1948.

     Raymond Everett was a creative artist who worked in several medias. In his early years as a student at Drexel Institute and at Harvard, he developed his skill in pen and ink drawings. He used this skill during his entire career in designing greeting cards (copyright by Alfred Bartlett, Boston), book plates and commercial illustrations for magazines and posters. Some of the book plates he designed include: Art Institute of Chicago (1913); Free Public Library of Belmar New Jersey (1917);

   During the 33 years he lived in Austin, Everett made many weekend excursions into the hills west of Austin and to the Gulf Coast seeking new scenes to record on his canvas and board. During the summer vacations he made longer trips into Mexico where he found the colorful markets, rugged terrain, and distinctive architecture interesting subjects for his paintings. Often he took students with him on these excursions and trips.

     Everett exhibited many canvases in the 1920's and 30's including the 1927 Edgar B. Davis Competition in 1927; Texas Artists Exhibition Fort Worth; Waco Cotton Palace; Southern States Art League; Texas Fine Arts Association; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Austin Texas Artists Guild & numerous other exhibits.


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