Wharton Esherick, ‘Ash Chair, Paoli, Pennsylvania’, 1952, Freeman's

Condition Note:
Seat replaced.

Signature: Signed and dated: "W.E. 1952"

Property from the Lehrer Family Collection
Acquired directly from the artist
Thence by descent

About Wharton Esherick

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, furniture. By realizing that furniture does not need decoration and creating minimal organic shapes in hand-carved wood instead, he paved the way for much of modernism. His old studio/residence in Paoli, Pennsylvania is a National Historic Landmark for Architecture and a museum dedicated to his work.

American, 1887-1970, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fair History on Artsy

Moderne Gallery at Design Miami/ 2016
Moderne Gallery at The Salon: Art + Design 2015
Moderne Gallery at Design Miami/ Basel 2015
Moderne Gallery at Design Miami/ 2012