About Me

My name is John Thornton and I am a 1980 graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Before that I received a degree in mathematics from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

After several years as a practicing painter, I switched my creative activity to filmmaking. Many of my films are profiles of visual artists who have some link to Philadelphia. The header of this site has pictures of some of the artists I have filmed. From left to right, you see painters Larry Francis, Frank Hyder, Pat Witt, Earl Lewis, master printmaker Cindy Ettinger, architect Robert Venturi, and painter Elizabeth Osborne.

My youtube channel is youtube.com/RustyScupperton  and that is where you can find my films.

Here is a film I made about the creative activity I was into before filmmaking, writing code to create art.

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