Walter H Everett was one of the most popular and well-regarded American illustrators of the early twentieth-century, a period known as the Golden Age of Illustration, yet his legacy all but disappeared from history. During this pre-modern media era, national magazines were the center of popular culture. The pages of these periodicals were the entertainment for the masses, and their illustrators charged with capturing the essence of the time and imagination of the country.
A student of Howard Pyle, famed for his works illustrating Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, a peer to N.C. Wyeth, and a mentor to Norman Rockwell, Walter’s style was born from the famed Brandywine school, named after the colony of artists working in the Brandywine Valley. From the late 1900s-1930s, he gained national acclaim for works frequently found in such magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, Ladies Home Journal, McCall’s and Colliers.