Edward Everett (artist)

Edward Everett (1818 – 1903) was an Anglo-American artist.

Everett was born in London, England on March 13, 1818. His daddy was American and in 1840 moved to Quincy, Illinois in the United States, as did Edward. By his twenties, Everett had shown considerable capability for drawing. It's not known whether or where Everett conventional formal artistic training, but his landscape sketches resemble the Hudson River School. Despite his skill, Everett considered himself a draftsman and mechanical engineer rather than a fine artist.

Everett united the Army in 1843 and fought at the Battle of Nauvoo in the Illinois Mormon War. In June 1846 his unit was reorganized for the Mexican–American War and, as ration of General Wool's Center Division, arrived that summer at San Antonio to protect supplies. Everett, then a sergeant, served as a provost officer (military policeman) and upon September 11, 1846, was revoltingly wounded in the knee by a gunshot passionate by a civilian while breaking occurring a disturbance, a wound from which he never fully recovered and which left him unfit for showground duty.

While recuperating, Everett made many drawings of San Antonio and the surrounding area (including the Alamo), some of which are displayed at the Amon Carter Museum. He as well as wrote letters and kept journals and wrote approved reports, all of which are preserved and higher wrote a outstretched memoir.

Everett cutting edge worked for a few years in Washington, D. C. and later returned to Illinois. He married Mary A. Billings upon October 7, 1857. During the American Civil War, Everett served as an Assistant Quartermaster for the State of Illinois, with the rank of Major. He vanguard moved to Ossining, New York, and later Roxbury, Massachusetts, where he died on July 24, 1903.

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