Frederick J. Beutler

Prior to my retirement, I taught at the University of Michigan as a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for over thirty years.  Since I was seven years old, and during my professional career, I was also a dedicated photographer.  For fifteen years, I was the Photographer for the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre; many of my photos appeared in the Ann Arbor News, as well as on posters and in theater magazines.  Currently, I am Photographer for the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, and have worked on special assignment with other civic organizations.  Among my photographic achievements is a first prize in a national photographic contest sponsored by Nikon.

Once retired, I completed relevant courses at The University of Michigan, Washtenaw Community College, and Eastern Michigan University.  More recently, I honed my art in two National Geographic Workshops.  I have recently shown my work in nine exhibitions, and consistently won first and second prizes in competitions as a member of the Ann Arbor Camera Club.  Together with my wife (an oil painter), I sold my photography at a booth at the Ann Arbor Art Fair (Guild) for the last five years, and also marketed my photography at several other local art fairs.

As a photographer, I let intuition be my guide, taking those photos that please me.  These may include landscapes, human interest subjects, portraits, humorous situations, and textures and colors.  My artistic vision is fundamentally painterly, as modified by the demands of the photographic image process.