The Art of Elizabeth O’Neill Verner

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One of the foremost artists of the Charleston Renaissance, Elizabeth O’Neill Verner (1883–1979) depicted Charleston street scenes and African American residents in her paintings and etchings. An advocate for preserving Charleston’s architectural heritage, she was a member of the Society for the Preservation of Old Dwellings. Her books and artwork illuminated the city’s culture and promoted Charleston as a tourist destination.

Working with the Verner family, the society is honored to offer the work of Elizabeth O’Neill Verner for purchase, including twelve original etchings and three paintings, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the society’s mission “to expand, preserve and make accessible our collection; to improve knowledge of and encourage focus, interest and pride in the history of our state.”

View available artwork here: An Inventory of Displayed Works


If interested in purchasing, contact Brandon Reid at 843-723-3225, ext. 113 or


Written by: Virginia Ellison
Date: September 28, 2021