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Tredyffrin Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wharton Esherick

(1887-1970)

 
 
Wharton Esherick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2019
1. Wharton Esherick Marker
Inscription.  An internationally significant artist who worked primarily in wood, Esherick was a leader of the Studio Craft Movement. He is best known for his organic sculptural furniture and his ability to transform utilitarian objects into art. From 1926 until his death, he lived and worked nearby in his handcrafted studio, which he called his autobiography. His work continues to inspire contemporary artists and designers today.
 
Erected 2018 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicMan-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 5.028′ N, 75° 29.744′ W. Marker is in Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Country Club Road and Horse Shoe Trail, on the right when traveling north on Country Club Road. Marker is located at the northeast corner of the intersection,
Wharton Esherick Marker (<i>wide view looking east along Horse Shoe Trail from Diamond Rock Rd.</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2019
2. Wharton Esherick Marker (wide view looking east along Horse Shoe Trail from Diamond Rock Rd.)
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beside the Wharton Esherick Museum directional sign. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 785 Country Club Rd, Phoenixville PA 19460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Valley Forge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Quarters of Major General William Alexander (approx. 1.8 miles away); To Marylanders Who Served Here (approx. 1.8 miles away); Horse-Shoe Trail (approx. 2 miles away); George Washington’s Coffee Bean Tree (approx. 2 miles away); Honor Court to Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh (approx. 2 miles away); To Honor the Maker of First American Flag (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Village of Valley Forge (approx. 2 miles away).
 
Regarding Wharton Esherick. The Wharton Esherick Museum and workshop is located about 1/10 mile east of the marker on Horse Shoe Trail.
 
Also see . . .  Wharton Esherick Museum. The Wharton Esherick Museum celebrates and preserves the legacy of American artist Wharton Esherick, who worked primarily in wood to create furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more. A National Historic Landmark for Architecture, his hilltop studio/residence, with more than 300 of his works on exhibition, has been preserved much as it was when the artist lived and worked there. (Submitted on June 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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