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    From W.E. Woodblock Prints:  5 Blank inside cards ( sizes range from 4 7/8" x 6 1/4" to 5" x 7"). Choose an assorted set or 5 of the same image. *Comes with specially sized envelopes*
  • The Wharton Esherick Museum is a beacon for the creative spirit and by being a member it is yours to experience again and again, as all membership levels include free admission benefits. Members also represent our most engaged audience. As a member, you provide critical support to preserve and promote Wharton’s extraordinary home and collection, ensuring our doors stay open for generations to come.

    Artist / Student (With ID) Member – $30

    Individual Member – $50

    Dual Member – $85

    Family / Household Membership – $125

    Supporting Member – $250 – $499

    Sustaining Member – $500 – $999

  • Your generous donation provides the financial support we need as a donor-dependent organization. Your gift gives us the critical, unrestricted support to preserve and share Wharton’s legacy for generations to come. Thank you!

    The Wharton Esherick Museum is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
  • Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our Esherick Studio Enamel Pin! This playful interpretation of the Studio building measures 1" x 1.5" -- a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  
  • Along with museums and businesses across the country and around the world, the Wharton Esherick Museum closed in mid-March and has suffered substantial financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Please consider donating to the COVID-19 Studio Relief Fund today.

    A gift of any amount - $10, $25, $50, $100, or more - makes a difference. Your support will ensure we recover from these unexpected losses with creativity and resilience. Thank you!

    The Wharton Esherick Museum is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  
  • Struck from Wharton Esherick's original woodblock; printed on Torinoko paper; comes unmatted & unframed.
  • T-shirt features Wharton's woodcut illustration for D.H. Lawrence's "Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine", a collection of essays published by Centaur Press in 1926. Available as white print on black t-shirt. 100% cotton.
  • Wharton Esherick: The Journey of a Creative Mind is the first and only comprehensive look at the colorful life and work of this seminal artist-craftsman. Written by Esherick's son-in-law, it is rich in biographical detail. Lavishly illustrated, it features photos from the Esherick archive in combination with photographs taken expressly for this book of the woodland studio that Esherick designed, built, and furnished for himself over the course of several decades. Now a historic house museum, preserved as Esherick left it, this remarkable structure and its contents, almost all of which he made by hand, are testament to the warmth, poetry, and passion of the one of America's most influential and celebrated artist-craftsman.
  • Black print on ash grey shirt. The print is "The Hammersmen" from Wharton's illustrated and illuminated "Song of the Broad-Axe" by Walt Whitman.
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  • Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern explores Esherick’s artistic evolution during the early decades of the twentieth century, culminating in the exhibition of his work as part of the Pennsylvania Hill House at the 1940 World's Fair in New York City. Trained as an illustrator and painter, experienced in modern theater and dance, well exposed to new ideas in philosophy, politics, and literature, Esherick experimented with woodcarving and printmaking, laying the foundation for his emergence as an artist of remarkable range.
  • An intimate and revealing collection of photographs of astonishingly beautiful, iconic, and undiscovered mid-century interiors. Among significant mid-century interiors, none are more celebrated yet underpublished as the homes created by architects and interior designers for themselves. This collection of newly commissioned photographs presents the most compelling homes by influential mid-century designers, such as Russel Wright, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eva Zeisel, among others. Intimate as well as revelatory, Williamson’s photographs show these creative homes as they were lived in by their designers: Walter Gropius’s historic Bauhaus home in Massachusetts; Albert Frey’s floating modernist aerie on a Palm Springs rock outcropping; Wharton Esherick’s completely handmade Pennsylvania house, from the organic handcarved staircase to the iconic furniture. Personal and breathtaking by turn—these homes are exemplary studies of domestic modernism at its warmest and most creative.
  •  Artist Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) is best known for his sculptural wood pieces and the way he applied the principles of sculpture to designs for functional objects. His pioneering work has made him an inspiration to fine woodworkers worldwide, helping to elevate the medium from craft to major art museums. Much of Esherick’s work is now on display in this rural studio he built on a hillside in Pennsylvania. This catalog documents, with beautiful color photography, more than 130 paintings, woodblock prints, sculpture, and utilitarian objects found at the Wharton Esherick Museum. One gains an appreciation for the range and depth of Esherick’s work when these pieces can be studied individually.
  • In 1922, Wharton Esherick showed a copy Rhymes of Early Jungle Folk, which he had illustrated with woodcut prints, to Harold Mason, owner of the Centaur Bookshop in Philadelphia. Impressed by what he saw, Mason asked Esherick to illustrate Walt Whitman’s Song of the Broad-Axe, which Mason published in a limited edition in 1924.  Inspired by the woodcuts, Esherick created a hand-bound prototype book of Whitman’s poem, using prints made directly from his blocks and hand-lettering it in Esherick’s own calligraphic style. Illuminated letters were used to begin paragraphs, and spaces at the end of lines were filled with blue and yellow drawings that reflect the content of the verses. The result of this labor of love was a work of art, 17x12 inches, with pages of handmade paper, folded and uncut.  This book is a reproduction of Esherick’s prototype, authorized by the Wharton Esherick Museum. Though this edition is smaller than the prototype book, the original was carefully scanned and printed to provide as true a reproduction as possible. It faithfully captures the artist’s vision and skill and, for the first time, makes this wonderful work available to the general public. It will be appreciated by all admirers of Esherick, Whitman, and lovers of fine books. 
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