Wharton Esherick Studio
harton Esherick (1887-1970) was among a few leading artists who created the American sculptural style early in the 20th century. Working primarily in wood, he extended his sculptural forms to furniture, furnishings and interiors. Considered to be the most influential designer of the century, his works are now in major American museums as well as private collections.
His Studio, which took Esherick 40 years to build, reflects the artist's changing styles from organic to expressionist to the lyrical free forms for which he is best known. The building has been preserved to reflect how it was when he lived and worked there. More thatn 200 of his works are on display and you can touch and examine them since that are not behind glass exhibition cases.
One hour guided tours are available Saturday (10AM-5PM), Sunday (1-5PM) and Monday-Friday (10AM-4PM for groups only.) The Studio is closed January, February and major holidays. Admission: $10; Children under 12: $5.
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