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Collection: Tom Everhart Art

Tom Everhart, born on May 21, 1952, in Washington, D.C., started his studies at Yale University of Art and Architecture in 1970. After independent study under Earl Hoffman in 1972 and returning to Yale in 1974, he completed his graduate work in 1976 and post-graduate studies at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris. He briefly taught at Antioch College from 1979 to 1980.

In 1980, Everhart met cartoonist Charles M. Schulz and was introduced to the Peanuts universe. Schulz's distinct line art resonated with Everhart, who incorporated it into his own work. Their collaboration led to Everhart creating Peanuts-themed projects, including magazine covers, art for the White House, and the Met Life campaign.

Everhart’s focus shifted to Peanuts-inspired paintings in 1988, following his treatment for cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His work gained international acclaim, showing at the Louvre, the L.A. County Museum of Natural History, and the Charles M. Schulz Museum, among others.

In the 1990s, Everhart produced notable works like "Pigpen’s Dirtballs" and a series of lithographs. His book, "Snoopy, Not Your Average Dog," was published in 1997. His first solo museum show debuted in Japan in 2000, and his works featured in a CBS special tribute to Schulz.

Everhart discovered French Polynesia in 2000, influencing his vibrant color palette. He exhibited extensively, including solo shows like "Cracking Up" and "Boom Shaka Laka Laka: The Lagoon Paintings." In 2011, he held the "Crashing The Party" exhibition at the AFA Gallery in New York.

Everhart's partnership with Limelight Publishing began in 2012, producing over 80 mixed media screenprints. NBC's Today Show featured his work in 2013. Met Life commissioned over 40 pieces for their campuses in North Carolina.

He has given numerous lectures on Schulz's art, with highlights published in Artful Living in 2014. Exhibitions like "I’ve Got Ants In My Pants" (2015) and "RAW" (2016) further showcased his range. "Waves and Bubble Baths" (2017) marked his latest thematic exploration.

Everhart now divides his time between California and French Polynesia with his wife, Jennifer.