About the Artist Tom Everhart

Tom Everhart became involved with PEANUTS(tm) in 1980, when he was asked to render some drawings of the characters for a commercial project. A successful painter with no background in cartooning, Everhart prepared for the task by projecting Schulz's comic strips onto a 25-foot wall of his studio for closer examination. He was stunned to discover that, blown up larger than life, Schulz’s pen strokes translated into painterly brush strokes that closely connected to his own form of expression.

Tom Everhart's interpretations use visual 'tools' that capture the spirit of Post-Impressionist and Expressionist artists like Van Gogh, Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Kandinsky, and Munch. The SNOOPY-as-art-history approach shows up in various ways in Everharts work.  For instance, Everhart has said that his series of paintings of SNOOPY's doghouse are done much like Monet would do his cathedrals.

Everhart's paintings have been exhibited at museums all over the world, including the Louvre in Paris and in museums in Los Angeles, Rome, Venice, Tokyo and New York City.

Tom Everhart became involved with PEANUTS(tm) in 1980, when he was asked to render some drawings of the characters for a commercial project. A successful painter with no background in cartooning, Everhart prepared for the task by projecting Schulz's comic strips onto a 25-foot wall of his studio for closer examination. He was stunned to discover that, blown up larger than life, Schulz’s pen strokes translated into painterly brush strokes that closely connected to his own form of expression.

Tom Everhart's interpretations use visual 'tools' that capture the spirit of Post-Impressionist and Expressionist artists like Van Gogh, Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Kandinsky, and Munch. The SNOOPY-as-art-history approach shows up in various ways in Everharts work.  For instance, Everhart has said that his series of paintings of SNOOPY's doghouse are done much like Monet would do his cathedrals.

Everhart's paintings have been exhibited at museums all over the world, including the Louvre in Paris and in museums in Los Angeles, Rome, Venice, Tokyo and New York City.