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Sculpting a legacy for an artist, baker

Feb 28, 2019 - Detroit Free Press

"He didn't sell his work. He said art was too important for money. He did exactly what he wanted to do."

Fred Scruton, an Erie, Pennsylvania, photographer who specializes in documenting outsider art

When news arrived Feb. 16 that 80-year-old baker and self-taught artist Silvio Barile had died at his Redford Township home, the community he loved and fed for decades felt the loss deeply. For people like Bruce Marsalese, Silvio's death prompted nostalgic Facebook reflections about his...