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.


Old Wooden Boat in the Reeds by Randy Sprout


Cuvee Caliente by Randy Sprout


Camel Caravan Jockey by Randy Sprout


Fishing Boats in Procida by Randy Sprout


Sailing Fish Boat Positano by Randy Sprout


Donkey Rider in Cairo by Randy Sprout


Ponte Vecchio by Randy Sprout


Turkish Fisherman by Randy Sprout


Farm Kids and Kites by Randy Sprout


Eucalyptus Grove Catalina by Randy Sprout


Adamson Home Tree by Randy Sprout


Water Ballet by Randy Sprout


Abby Martha and Death by Randy Sprout


Gail Anne at Malibu Pier by Randy Sprout


Two Marlin a Blue and a Striper by Randy Sprout


Walk in the Park by Randy Sprout


Laurel and I Painting by Randy Sprout


Arrooyo Seco Bridge II by Randy Sprout


Boomer Canyon Irvine Ranch by Randy Sprout


Portofino Anchorage by Randy Sprout


Hiolani II by Randy Sprout


Portland Head Light House by Randy Sprout


Chiesa San Vito In The Snow by Randy Sprout


1st Street Train Station LA by Randy Sprout


Happy Thanksgiving by Randy Sprout


Still Life Santorini by Randy Sprout


Storm Over Ben Weston Pt. by Randy Sprout


Biker Florencia by Randy Sprout


Portofino Late October by Randy Sprout


Indian Dancer by Randy Sprout


Spooked Wild Mustangs SOLD by Randy Sprout


Amana Laundry by Randy Sprout


Catalina Buffalo SOLD by Randy Sprout


Willow River Falls by Randy Sprout


Fires Over Big Sur by Randy Sprout


Big Sur by Randy Sprout


Arroyo Seco Bridge by Randy Sprout


Staithes Etching by Randy Sprout


Eaton Canyon Falls by Randy Sprout


Spring Storm Big Bear Lake by Randy Sprout


Spring at Vazquez Rocks by Randy Sprout


Malibu Lake Mono Print by Randy Sprout


Tracey's 5.70 SOLD by Randy Sprout


Overlooking El Matadore Beach by Randy Sprout


Paradise Cove by Randy Sprout


Jim's Mom Lois by Randy Sprout


Little Jessica and Her Hat Malibu Pier by Randy Sprout


Key Hole Arch En plein air by Randy Sprout