Exhibition of sixty-five photographs by Fred Scruton at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
April 16 – September 10, 2017
“Fred Scruton (PA) has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. to photograph artists and their art environments, bringing attention to these often under-documented sites. He frequently befriends the artists he photographs, making return visits to artists who live near his Pennsylvania home and yearly road trips to record the evolution of more distant sites.
Among the artists he has photographed extensively are Prophet Isaiah Robertson’s house in Niagara Falls, NY; Billy Tripp’s Mindfield Cemetery in Brownsville, TN; and Joe Minter’s African Village in America in Birmingham, AL.
American Sites: Art Environment Photography presented sixty-five of Scruton’s photographs, revealing the breadth and depth of art environments throughout the U.S. and demonstrating that this way of art making still flourishes in communities across the country.”
“Fred Scruton is a photographer living and working near Erie, PA. After receiving his MFA in photography from Pratt Institute in 1982, he worked for twenty years as a freelance photographer of art and architecture in New York City. He is currently a professor of art at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. For the past eleven years, Scruton has been traveling around the country photographing art environments. Numerous venues and publications have featured his photographs, including Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art and Raw Vision.
*Cheryl Scruton and Greg Phelps with Phelps’ “That Car” in front of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center