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Wharton Esherick was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, especially applying the principles of sculpture to common utilitarian objects. Consequently, he is best known for his sculptural furniture and furnishings. Esherick was recognized in his lifetime by his peers as the “dean of American craftsmen” for his leadership in developing non-traditional designs, and encouraging and inspiring artists/craftspeople by example. Esherick’s influence continues to be seen in the work of current artisans, particularly in the Studio Craft Movement.Born in Philadelphia, Esherick studied painting at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Wikipedia


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