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.


Cheapie Del Rio by Randy Sprout


Lake Union Spring Sailing by Randy Sprout


The Pines by Randy Sprout


Turkey Creek Nature Trail by Randy Sprout


Pair of Oxen by Randy Sprout


Starry Night With Fire in Santa Monica Mountains by Randy Sprout


Row of Trees Burma by Randy Sprout


3 Boats in Cat Harbor by Randy Sprout


Sail Boats on The Mud Flats by Randy Sprout


Lake Burma Fisherwoman by Randy Sprout


Lake Burma Fisherman by Randy Sprout


Sleepy Hollow by Randy Sprout


Little Box Fish La Paz by Randy Sprout


Avalon Harbor Early Morning by Randy Sprout


Fjords of Norway by Randy Sprout


Iowa Prarie Grass by Randy Sprout


Catalina Paddle Board by Randy Sprout


Moon Rise Over Vancouver by Randy Sprout


Griffith Park with LA Nocturne by Randy Sprout


Music as Light by Randy Sprout


Turkey Creek Nature Trail by Randy Sprout


Paris Street Sketch in The Rain by Randy Sprout


Ferndell Creek Reflections by Randy Sprout


Ferndell Creek Noon by Randy Sprout


Ponte Vecchio by Randy Sprout


2nd Street Bridge in Rain by Randy Sprout


Malibu Abstraction by Randy Sprout


LA Equivalent by Randy Sprout


4th of July Cove Catalina by Randy Sprout


Arroyo Seco Bridge by Randy Sprout


Diving Off of Lion's Head Catalina by Randy Sprout


Les Miserables by Randy Sprout


Sketch at Lions Head Catalina by Randy Sprout


Megan at Catalina by Randy Sprout


Count the Gators by Randy Sprout


Moon Light Over Positano by Randy Sprout


Back Bay Quick Draw Day 2 by Randy Sprout


Back Bay Quick Draw by Randy Sprout


Eucalyptus Grove 2 Harbors Catalina Island by Randy Sprout


Staithes at Low Tide by Randy Sprout


Thinbad The Thaylor by Randy Sprout


Lilly Pad Bed Revisted at Sunset by Randy Sprout


Reflections of CYC by Randy Sprout


Lion Fish on The Reef by Randy Sprout


Big Yellow Eel by Randy Sprout


Book Ends by Randy Sprout


Nude Bum in Jack Creek by Randy Sprout


Nude Water Nymph Rising by Randy Sprout