"Hill Country River"

  • Biography

    Raymond Everett (1885 -1948)

    Austin, Landscape and street-scene painter, graphic artist, sculptor, wood carver, architect, teacher. Everett was born in either Englishtown or Middlebush, New Jersey. He graduated in 1906 from Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia, where he studied under Howard Pyle. In 1909 he graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor of science in architecture. His instructors included Joseph Lindon Smith and Denman Waldo Ross. He later studied under Hermann Dudley Murphy. In the fall of 1909, Everett helped organize the architecture department at Pennsylvania State College and the following year joined the architecture faculty at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During this period, Everett spent a summer in Europe sketching architectural monuments and afterward studied in Rome and at the Academie Julian, Paris. In 1915 he accepted employment at the University of Texas, Austin, where he taught drawing and painting in the architecture department. The university awarded him a master of arts in architecture in 1931 based upon his thesis, a mural titled The March of Progress in Texas. Everett taught at the university unit his death in a Austin hospital after a short illness. He was buried in the city .Exhibitions: Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin (1916, 1933, and 1950 one man); Annual Texas Artists Exhibition, Fort Worth (1922, 1925-31); Adolphus Hotel, Dallas (1926 one man); Highland Park Society of Arts, Dallas (1927); Edgar B. Davis Competition, San Antonio (1927); Texas Federation of Women's Clubs (1927); Southern States Art League Annual (1928-31); Annual Texas Artists Circuit Exhibition (1929-34); Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, Denver (1930); Guild of Austin Artists (1932); Annual Southeast Texas Artists Exhibition, Houston (1937); Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, Austin (1950 one man); Hock Shop Collection; Rediscovering Texas Artists of the Past, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton (1998).Murals: University of Texas at Austin Collections: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Elisabet Ney Museum and Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin; Bishop's Throne carvings, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Austin; Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin; public schools in Austin, Greenville and Haskell; Stark Museum of Art, Orange; Etc.