"Beloved artist" Charleston Local Custom Tip by ZanieOR
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Elizabeth O'Neil Verner, whom I admit I'd barely heard that I can remember before my trip to Charleston, is a beloved and famous American artist from Charleston, noted especially for her etchings. There was one hanging in our B & B.
Permanent collections of her work can be found in such places as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Boston Art Museum.
She wrote a book that I picked up in Charleston titled "Mellowed by Time: A Charleston Notebook", illustrated with her pencil drawings, that is absolutely charming and probably the favorite "souvenir" from my trip.
So if you're going to visit Charleston, learn a little about her. And the book is highly recommended (see Shopping Tip).
From the jacket cover: "Mellowed by Time" is the confession of faith of a Charlestonian. Others have often wondered what makes Charlestonians so fiercely loyal to their city: Mrs. Verner has the answer. ...."
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