• 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 light heather green t-shirt. Short sleeved. 100% cotton.
  • Established in 1999, Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS), a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is a coalition of museums throughout the country that were the homes and studios of American artists. From the desert vistas of Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico ranch to Winslow Homer’s studio on the rocky, windswept coast of southern Maine, the homes and studios in the network are sites of extraordinary creativity. The Wharton Esherick Museum is proud to be a founding HAHS member, and a site featured in this publication.

    Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios is the first guidebook to the network, conveying each artist’s visual legacy and setting each site in the context of its architecture and landscape, which often were designed by the artists themselves. Through portraits, artwork, and site photos, discover the powerful influence of place on American greats such as Andrew Wyeth, Grant Wood, Lee Krasner, and Donald Judd, as well as lesser-known but equally creative figures who made important contributions to cultural history---multimedia artist James Castle, photographer Alice Austen, and muralist Clementine Hunter among them.

    Organized by region Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios weaves the history of the sites’ architecture and landscape with the artists’ biographies and their visual legacy. The guide features portraits of the artists, examples of their artwork, site descriptions, and photographs as well as visitor information and a site map.

      Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios: A Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

    By Valerie A. Balint | Foreword by Wanda M. Corn, Preface by Donna Hassler and Katherine Malone-France

    Publication date: June 2, 2020. Paperback with flaps. 256 pages. 225 Color & B+W photographs.

    Cover photo by Don Freeman, 2019

  • 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.
  • Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our Esherick Stool Enamel Pin! A playful interpretation of Esherick's three-legged stool.  It measures 1.25" x 1.5" and provides a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  
  • Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our "Winnie" Enamel Pin! This playful interpretation of Esherick's 1930 "Winnie the Pooh" sculpture -- who greets visitors to the Museum at our Visitor Center and on the Studio deck -- measures 1" x 1.5" and provides a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  
  • Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our Esherick Light Pull Pin! A playful interpretation of one of Esherick's sculptural light pulls.  It measures 1.5" x .5" and provides a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  
  • The Society was very pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with Bob Bascom and the Wharton Esherick Society staff in the production of this special publication and celebrates the life of a truly remarkable woman, and shares some of the stories from her lifelong relationship with her beloved husband, their family, and the community.
  • Help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary with this commemorative wooden magnet! This playful interpretation of the Studio building measures 4" x 3", and is made of laser-etched Baltic birch plywood.  This is a great addition to any refrigerator magnet collection!  

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