The Jaeger Gallery was established to showcase paintings from this important collection. These works come directly from the artist’s holdings at the time of his death as well as several purchased by Mr. Jaeger during Burkhart’s adult life. As the founder of the International School of America, Mr. Jaeger encouraged Burkhart to become the Artist in Residence for the School's global studies program from 1959 to the mid 1960's. This was an especially prolific period in Burkhart’s life as a painter. The works offered in the Jaeger Gallery today focus on subjects Burkhart found to be most inspiring including self-portraits, Central Ohio street scenes and suburban landscapes, among others.  

​Emerson Burkhart – ‘Two Autos - 1943’ 
Oil on canvas, 18 x 24, signed u.l, ‘Emerson Burkhart 43’, excellent condition.
Exhibited: Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Paintings by Emerson Burkhart, A Retrospective Exhibition, November 6, 1970 – January 6, 1971.  Catalog #38
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Here is another outstanding example of Burkhart capturing ‘life’ as he saw it in his eastside neighborhood.  Burkhart had a fascination with machinery in general and cars in particular.  One may wonder if these automobiles were in use or derelicts, since WW II forced strict gas rationing across the nation.  Regardless, this is a well-executed painting that is a great example of his work from his most
important period.

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​Emerson Burkhart – ‘Rolls Royce on Brunson Avenue’
Oil on canvas, 42 x 50, signed l.r, ‘E Burkhart’, excellent condition.
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A gentleman by the name of Don Schumacher lived in the apartment depicted here on Brunson Avenue just north of Broad St. on the east side of Columbus.  His vintage Rolls Royce was a fixture at the curb and drew attention from residents and passersby alike.  There was no way that Burkhart would miss the opportunity to paint this iconic automobile, especially since it was less than a mile from his home. 

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​Emerson Burkhart – ‘Telephone Booth – Gahanna OH 1955’
Oil on canvas, 24 x 30, signed l.r. ‘E Burkhart Oct 1955’, excellent condition.
Exhibited: Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Paintings by Emerson Burkhart, A Retrospective Exhibition, November 6, 1970 – January 6, 1971.  Catalog #79

Price: $12,000


Local street scenes were Burkhart’s specialty.  He masterfully captures the crisp dry air of autumn as well as the deep blue humidity-free sky. His compositional skill is showcased in this painting.  It is one of the better examples you will find and from the latter part of the period considered most desirable by collectors.
Emerson Burkhart – ‘Texaco Station’
Oil on canvas, 24 x 30, signed l.l. ‘EB ’69’, excellent condition.
Price: $6,000


Here is another wonderful work that captures a glimpse of time gone by, the corner filling station.  Although painted just several months prior to his death, this is one of his better examples that clearly captures the essence of everyday life back in the ‘60’s.  
​Emerson Burkhart – ‘Spring Green’
Pastel on paper under glass, 18 ½ x 22, signed l.r, ‘Emerson Burkhart’, excellent condition.
Price: $6,000


‘Spring Green’ is a delightful rendering of a rural scene with a farm, rhythmic trees and a field emerging from winter’s cold.  It is one of a limited number of works he created using pastels.  This is one of the better examples we have had the pleasure of examining over the years and it further demonstrates Burkhart’s versatility as an artist.