I Am Known as an Artist: A Wharton Esherick Documentary
April 25@7:30 pm EDT
Free with Museum admission.
Galleries remain open until 9 pm.
Director and Writer: Carolyn Coal
Disinterested in conventional society, Wharton Esherick moved to rural Chester County outside Philadelphia in 1913, where he pursued the life of a painter only to discover his passion for wood. Over time he abandoned painting altogether, opting to produce furniture in his studio one piece at a time for the next 55 years. Revered as the “Dean of American Craftsmen,” he was pivotal in establishing the American studio furniture movement.