Wharton Esherick

American, 1887-1970

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Wharton Esherick

American, 1887-1970

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Called the “Dean of American Craft,” Wharton Esherick bridged the gap between the Arts and Crafts

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Called the “Dean of American Craft,” Wharton Esherick bridged the gap between the Arts and Crafts movement and the resurgence of interest in woodwork with the Studio Craft movement that started in the 1960s. He began his career as a painter, but by the 1920s turned to wood, first making frames and woodcuts, and later, …

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