Randy Sprout







Randy Sprout

Randy Sprout

Los Angeles, CA


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 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 33 Laurel 36, and Robert 39. He now divides his time between painting, real estate management, and fishing on his boat the FORTUNA.


Turkey Tailed Barn by Randy Sprout


Doug My Sailing Buddy by Randy Sprout


Spring Sun Rise Muker by Randy Sprout


Streaming Cows by Randy Sprout


Orca Baby by Randy Sprout


Get Well Soon Roman by Randy Sprout


Good Night Hawaii by Randy Sprout


Moonlight Over Key West by Randy Sprout


Jesus Wept by Randy Sprout


Fast Food 1963 by Randy Sprout


Chiesa San Vito In The Snow by Randy Sprout


Vineyard Lucchesi by Randy Sprout


Edge of The Mohave by Randy Sprout


Nicaragua Jungle Moon by Randy Sprout


Salton Sea Trees by Randy Sprout


Salton Sea by Randy Sprout


Sacramento River Delta by Randy Sprout


Hautuco Dock by Randy Sprout


Cartagena Fruit Venders by Randy Sprout


Green Sea Turtle by Randy Sprout


Brenda's Bay by Randy Sprout


One Last Jump by Randy Sprout


Humpback Yearling Under Our Boat by Randy Sprout


Columbian Shoreline by Randy Sprout


Winter Sailing at Our Island by Randy Sprout


Starry Night Across Our Lake by Randy Sprout


His and Hers Temples by Randy Sprout


Hunter's Moon by Randy Sprout


Bodiga Bay #2 by Randy Sprout


LA River 6th Street Bidge by Randy Sprout


Carol's House by Randy Sprout


Bellena by Randy Sprout


Hay Stack Reef by Randy Sprout


Spring at Our Island by Randy Sprout


Snow on Lower Pasture Tonight by Randy Sprout


Mooring in Vancouver Tonight by Randy Sprout


Misty Bodega Bay by Randy Sprout


Our Heroes Tonight by Randy Sprout


High Lake First Snow by Randy Sprout


Bad Night Coming Cross The Bay by Randy Sprout


Fires in Our Mountains Tonight by Randy Sprout


Hot Spots in Our Mountains Tonight by Randy Sprout


Riomaggiore Italy Late Afternoon by Randy Sprout


High Sierra Snow Melt by Randy Sprout


Newport Channel by Randy Sprout


High Lake by Randy Sprout


Morning Mists Oregon Coast by Randy Sprout


Li River Night Fisherman by Randy Sprout