Elizabeth O'Neill Verner was nationally known for her paintings and drawings of Charleston scenes. Her etchings, watercolors, and pastels of Charleston's historic buildings and flower ladies are displayed at museums throughout the United States, including the Boston Art Museum, Atlanta's High Museum, and the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mrs. Verner was a graduate of Ursuline Academy in Columbia, South Carolina. and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Central School of the Arts in London. Active in the campaign to preserve historic landmarks in Charleston her three books, Prints and Impressions of Charleston, Mellowed by Time, and The Stonewall Ladies illustrated the beauty and charm of the city and its environs. Mrs. Verner taught art at both the University of North Carolina and Randolph-Macon College.