(July 16, 1877–1963)
An Iowa born artist, Everett Warner (1877-1963) was raised in Washington D. C. where he studied at the Corcoran Art School while still in high school. After a stint as an art critic for a D. C. newspaper, Warner attended the Art Student's League in New York City and later the Academie Julian in Paris where he met many Pittsburgh artists studying there. During World War I, Warner designed ship camouflage for the Navy and later he served as a civilian consultant to the armed forces during World War II. Through his early exposure to the leading American post impressionist painter , Childe Hassam, in Old Lyme, Connecticut, Warner developed a love of impressionist color and brushwork. He became immediately successful as both an oil painter and watercolorist and was elected as a National Academician at the National Academy of Design in New York in 1937. Warner came to Pittsburgh in 1924 to teach at the Carnegie Institute (now Carnegie Mellon University). His realistic yet impressionistic scenes of Pittsburgh nonetheless tended to downplay the city's industrial soot and smoke. His use of brilliant color and love of bright light is demonstrated in his painting, Panther Hollow. Shown in the winter surrounded by snow, the city seems to shine in the reflected colors of blue, lavender and gold used by the artist.