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From New Jersey's TownsAlso in 1899 was a summer school exhibition mentioned in Howard Pyle: Imagining an American School of Art (2011). Some of Everett’s schoolmates were mentioned.
Haddonfield, June 10.—… Walter Everett, of this place, was awarded a prize of $25 for the best drawing at the Philadelphia Manual Training School this week.
The 1899 summer school exhibition, which took place that October, listed eight “prize students of the School of Illustration” in the following order: Sarah S. Stilwell, Philip L. Hoyt, Ellen Bernard Thompson, Emlen McConnell, Clyde O. DeLand, Anna Whelan Betts, Frank Schoonover, and Bertha Corson Day. …A photograph of most of those students at a picnic is here.
1910–1911The Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Museum, October 1912, said
It is with regret we lose Mrs. Andrade as instructor of this class, which she has conducted with so much capability and earnestness, but it is with great hopes for the future that we welcome Mr. Walter Hunt Everett, one of our former students and mist successful illustrators, who has accepted the position made vacant by Mrs. Andrade’s resignation.
The principal change in the Art Department is in the course of illustration. Mr. Walter Hunt Everett, the instructor in charge, will further develop the strictly professional character of the work by practical training which the arranging and fitting up of new quarters has made possible. A large general class room has been prepared (the Associate Committee of Women contributing the funds), and a smaller one for advanced students, who will use it as a private studio, quite as they would in their professional commissions for publishers. The decorative character of the themes and treatment will be emphasized.A similar statement appeared in The International Studio, October 1912.
The Department of Pictorial Publicity at Washington has accepted nine designs of posters for the Fourth Liberty Loan from the works sent in through local committees. The accepted designs were distributed as follows: In New York there were fifty-two competitors, four of whom were successful. In Chicago, out of eleven competitors three were successful. In Philadelphia there were two successful competitors. The works of the following artists were accepted: Everett Young, John W. Norton, J. Allen St. John, of Chicago; John Scott Williams, Walter Whitehead, Fred Strothman, Henry Raleigh, of New York; Joseph Pennell and Walter Hunt Everett, of Philadelphia. The returns suggest that the standard of designs submitted by Chicago artists was exceptionally high.The New Orleans Item (Louisiana), September 22, 1918, described Everett’s art for the poster.
A strong appeal to the nobler instincts of humanity is contained in Walter H. Everett’s design, the original of which is a fine oil painting of a mother clutching a child to her breast while another clings to her skirt, the mother’s left arm stretched forth in agony of appeal. This poster, lettered “Must children die and mothers plead in vain!” is 30 by 40 inches in size and is lithographed in 10 printings. At the bottom is the exhortation which is repeated in various forms on all the posters, “Buy more Liberty Bonds.” This is one of the most artistic posters that has been issued by the government. One million are being issued.