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
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.
Emerson Burkhart – ‘Spring Green’
Pastel on paper under glass, 18 ½ x 22, signed l.r, ‘Emerson Burkhart’, excellent condition.
‘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.