Gallery: Fred Smith works in museum and private collections

A few of Fred’s sculptures got away from the Park. Smith made a number of sculptures to decorate the back bar at the Rock Garden Tavern, which he generously gave to artist admirers. There were originally at least 3 woodpeckers that had fallen from their original perches on trees. When they fell off, the were placed in the Tavern; owner Murry Rinehart gave 2 Woodpeckers to the Milwaukee Art Museum and one was given to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC). Smith made a deer for a friend, now in the JMKAC. A few sculptures fell apart; Smith gave the heads to friends. In order to preserve one example of Smith’s work in close to vintage condition, a male figure was moved from site plan #47, Horses with Buggy, to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI), where it is on long term loan, preserved, and occasionally on view.