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Wharton Esherick Museum
1520 Horseshoe Trail, Paoli, PA 19355
Wharton Esherick Studio was the studio of the craftsman-artist Wharton Esherick (1887–1970), in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The Studio was built between 1926 and 1966, reflecting Esherick's evolving sculptural style, from Arts and Crafts, through German Expressionism, ending with the free form Modernist curves that marked his later work. There are five structures on the site: his home and studio, the 1956 workshop designed with Louis Kahn, the 1928 German Expressionist log garage which now serves as the museum visitor center, his woodshed, and the recently reconstructed German Expressionist outhouse. Under the direction of the museum curator, the Wharton Esherick Museum holds an annual Thematic Woodworking Competition and Exhibition as a means to encourage creative thinking, and to encourage the development of new and imaginative designs for items of everyday use.
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