Emerson Burkhart (American 1905-1969) “Pennsylvania Line”
Griffin Gallery to Feature an Exhibition of Important Paintings by Noted Columbus Artist Emerson Burkhart
(August 17, 2015 - Gahanna OH) Griffin Gallery at Creekside is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Columbus artist Emerson Burkhart (American 1905-1969) from October 2nd to October 31st, 2015. This special exhibition titled, “Emerson Burkhart – Reflections of His World – Columbus and Beyond,” will be held at the gallery located at 77 Mill Street, in Gahanna, Ohio.
The gallery is collaborating with Burkhart historian, Geoff Hetrick, who is curating the works to be included in the exhibition. Visitors can expect to see nearly forty paintings as well as personal items that belonged to the artist. A number of the works will be available for sale. Two of his best paintings, “The Light is Greater Hence the Shadows More,” (first version), as well as “And We Love Our Luxuries” will be included in the exhibition.
Burkhart was well known around Columbus and pursued his passion of capturing Central Ohio life as he saw it. He is best known for his depiction of Columbus area street scenes, self-portraits, country landscapes, several important portraits of African-Americans and paintings he produced while serving as artist-in-residence on global educational trips with the International School of America.
“I am excited to bring a wonderful collection of Burkhart paintings to Griffin Gallery at Creekside. Many of the works have not been exhibited previously and come from collections here in Central Ohio, across the country and from an owner in Europe. The gallery and I are committed to helping the public understand that much of the art produced by Burkhart was of equal quality to works created by other important regionalist painters of the ‘30’s, 40’s, and ‘50’s such as Ivan Albright, Thomas Hart Benton, Clyde Singer and others.”
Hetrick will be speaking at the opening reception to be held on Friday, October 2nd from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The public is invited to attend.
For more information, please contact Kimberly Erb, Director, Griffin Gallery at Creekside: (614) 385-3600 or via email at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Michael Hall joins Karena Jaeger, daughter of Burkhart patron Karl Jaeger, for a quick photo December 12th,2009 at the Columbus Museum of Art. Hall took time out from signing copies of his book, ‘Emerson Burkhart, An Ohio Painters’ Song of Himself’, for this photo.
Admiration of New Deal works of art flourishing
www.usatoday.com November 2010
A Painter's Song of Himself
Charles Weaver Estate Paintings by Emerson Burkhart
Now Available to the Public January, 2012