Art House is a documentary with beautiful footage and scenery featuring the works of the late artist Wharton Esherick, which have been left in situ since his passing in 1970.
WHARTON ESHERICK was an Impressionist painter who studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Sculptor and father of the current studio-furniture movement built his studio and home in Chester County, near Philadelphia in three stages. From 1921 to 1941 and then in 1966.
Wharton made (and decorated) absolutely everything possible, imaginatively drawing on the landscape around him, using the local wood and stone, constructing outbuildings, crafting furniture, carving utensils, a testament to the artist's dramatic vision.
"If you want to know me, look at my work," he once said. The artist died in 1970. His Heirs and hundreds of friends have kept the studio intact: everything is polished and dusted, the landscape is still wooded and open to the public.
Taken from the film ART HOUSE, a documentary by Don Freeman (2015) arthousethefilm.com