Virtual Presentations or Q&As
Contact our staff to talk about hosting a virtual presentation for your course.
- Julie Siglin, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emily Zilber, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Strategic Partnerships: email@example.com
- Maria Franey, Visitor Engagement Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fully illustrated articles featuring highlights from the studio and collection and information from our archives. Some of our favorites focus on Esherick’s three-legged stools and their iconic use in advertisements for Armstrong Linoleum, Esherick’s relationships with artist friends like the ceramist Henry Varnum Poor and writers Sherwood Anderson and Theodore Dreiser, and this reprint of “The New American Craftsman: First Generation” by Wharton Esherick, Donald McKinley and Sam Maloof, 1966 from Craft Horizons.
Annotated bibliography which aims to provide a guide for scholars or others researching the work and life of Wharton Esherick.
Primary Source Documents and Archives
- Documents including the catalog, press release, and other information related to the retrospective exhibition The Furniture and Sculpture of Wharton Esherick (1958-1959); the catalog from Young Americans (1958) which Esherick juried along with designers including Dorothy Liebes and Margaret Craver; images from the exhibition Woodenworks (1972); and other Esherick related materials including coverage of Esherick in Craft Horizons/American Craft
- This finding aid is a description of archival material held at the Wharton Esherick Museum.
Selected Writing About Esherick
Mayer, Roberta A., & Sfirri, Mark. “Early Expressions of Anthroposophical Design in America: The Influence of Rudolf Steiner and Fritz Westhoff on Wharton Esherick.” The Journal of Modern Craft, vol. 2, no. 3, 2009, pp. 299-323.