After World War II, Burkhart began to reflect on the changes to society taking place throughout the world. 


Burkhart created paintings depicting his disdain for wretched excess and our evolution to a disposable society.​

A Complex Person

As you learn more about Emerson...
You will find that he was a complex person, with strong Midwest roots. From his earliest days in Kalida, Ohio, it was clear he was destined to become an artist. As a youngster, he was given his first art lessons by a local minister who gave him pointers on drawing. Burkhart's teachers and classmates were also aware of his talent and often recruited him to produce playbills, posters and other artistic announcements for school activities. 

Original Art for Sale by Emerson Burkhart and Other Selected Artists was established to provide a web-based marketplace solution for collectors buying and selling original works by this renowned American Scene artist and other quality works of art. The pieces offered for sale on this site are not brokered by dealers, rather by individuals, thus reducing the need for expensive commissions. 

New Paintings From an Important Collection
We are pleased to announce that more than a dozen important works by Emerson Burkhart are available for purchase.  These fresh to the market paintings are featured in a special online gallery located here on  They are the property of Karl Jaeger and the International School of America, executors of Burkhart’s estate.   This is a rare chance to acquire outstanding works, most of which have been privately held by Mr. Jaeger for more than 45 years.  Special attention should be paid to ‘Mound Street”, a museum quality work that is value-priced.  Don’t miss this opportunity to own one of the very few investment grade Burkhart paintings you will ever find offered.

Emerson Burkhart - American Scene Artist 1905 - 1969


He was concerned with the human condition.