On the east wall of the Studio hangs an oil on canvas self-portrait by Wharton Esherick. To countless visitors this impressionist-style painting, completed in 1919, serves as their first glimpse of Esherick’s likeness as they move through the wildly unconventional building and forms he created in the years that followed. What was happening in Esherick’s life when he created this self-portrait? What insights into his artistic path does it hold? In this 20-minute spotlight talk, we’ll explore this window into Esherick’s life and the world around him, from his training at the Pennsylvania School of the Fine Arts to his bold creative life taking shape at his hillside home.
This is a free online event; advance reservations are required. Please register below to receive instructions on how to join us! If able, please consider a $5 donation to support our ongoing programs. Donate HERE.
We look forward to seeing you there!