Randy Sprout

Los Angeles, United States

I am semi retired and love to travel with my 9X12 #140 Strathmore pad, my Sharpie Ultra Fine ink pen and five or six sticks of pastels or...

Born in Emmetsburg, Iowa in 1945, Randy Sprout began his art career in 1964 at the University of Iowa, printmaking and studying with Mauricio Lasansky and Dr. John Schultz. He graduated with a BA in fine arts from the University of Iowa in 1968 Army service in Korea interrupted his art for two years, after which he studied with Robert Heinecken, Jan Stussy, Ray Brown, Sam Amato, Richard Diebenkorn and Stanton MacDonald-Wright, in the UCLA Graduate School of Fine Arts. He was awarded an MA in 1972 and an MFA at UCLA in 1973. He had many shows during that time, including a One Man show at the Santa Barbara Art Museum. He also worked for Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with Ben Johnson, and got to restore many priceless prints for the Norton Simon Museum. Working closely with Jan Stussy and Stanton McDonald-Wright, he began painting and his drawings began to get larger and better. In 1973, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to restore some Goya steel-faced etchings at the Prado, in Lisbon. Then Ruth Weisberg of the USC Department of Art reached out to him, and he worked there as an Associate Instructor in printmaking for 2 years. After that, he taught painting and printmaking for 4 years at the UCLA Art Extension then taught painting, printmaking and drawing at Pierce College. He coauthored the book “Innovative Printmaking” 1977 Crown Publishers, New York. In 2004 he gave a sold out lecture to Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angles with a re-creation of Synchrome Kineidoscope performance a machine he helped work on with Stanton MacDonald-Wright in early 1970. He recently won the Best Artist Over 65 Award from PleinAir Magazine for December/January 2017. He is a member of California Art Club, Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and on the Board of Directors for the California Art League. His work can be found in the following Collections: Archives Ohlone College, Fremont, California Grunwald Graphic Art Center, U.C.L.A. Photographic Collection, School of Fine Art, Ohio State University, Photographic Collection, Oakland Museum of Fine Art, California, 44 U.S. Embassies around the world, Photographic Collection, U.C .L A Fall River Art Association, Mass. Photographic Collection, School of Fine Art, University of lowa. Print Collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Flint Institute of Arts He still lives in the foothills of Los Feliz with his wife of 46 Years, the former Dawn Eberle and has 3 children, Barrett 34 Laurel 37, and Robert 40. He now divides his time between painting, real estate management, and teaching water color painting for Odyssey Art at Sea onboard Crystal Cruise lines.

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  • Age: 73
  • Joined: November 2008


Copyright Infringment

These Bastards have been printing and selling posters of almost every painting I have every posted on the internet without my permissions. Even using my name in their search!!! / Have you any ideas about how to stop them? / http://wallpart.com/search?keyword=randy+sprout
Posted over 3 years – 19 comments

Thrilled to be published!

Dear Artist, / Congratulations- your artwork has been selected to be featured in an upcoming issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine, LA vs NY Edition! We were thrilled with the quality of artwork submitted, and selecting artists for this issue was a difficult task. Artist Portfolio Magazine currently averages over 45,000 unique readers per issue, and we are honored to feature your work. / We are stil…
Posted almost 4 years – 3 comments

Lesson Plans

Just getting ready my lesson plans for the February cruise. Imagine I have to teach with water color and ink on this small format 6X7.5 inches something relevant to the port cities of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Kelang, Langkawi, Phuket, Yangon. Penang, Malacca, and Myanmar. Got any ideas for a class with a 6 munute demo and completed project in 1 hour, I would sure love to hear them! Please PM me!
Posted about 4 years – Leave a comment

Scored a Cruise to Singapore

I have just today returned from a training session in New York for Odyssey Art at Sea, a group of artist that teaches on cruise ships around the world. / Fortunately they selected me to teach on a 13 day cruise on Crystal Sympathy out of Singapore, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Burma, Angkor Wat, and Cambodia.
Posted over 4 years – 3 comments

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