Wharton Esherick Studio

Visitor Information

P.O. Box 595
Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301

Phone: (610) 644-5822

Many consider Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) to be the most important furniture designer of the 20th century, linking the Arts and Crafts movement to the Studio Furniture movement. Trained as a painter at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Esherick found greater freedom of expression through woodcuts and sculpture, extending his form to furnishings and interiors. The Studio, begun by Esherick in 1926 as a barn-like studio, was expanded and altered through 1966. Each expansion represents his evolving style, from organic to expressionist to abstract free-form, presenting a cross-section of 20th-century American art. 

Open March-December by appointment only. Call (610) 644-5822 for information. Visit www.whartonesherickmuseum.org for more info.