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.


Mrs Wagner in Her Bay Window by Randy Sprout


Peggys Cove Frozen In Chance of Snow by Randy Sprout


Dance Nude by Randy Sprout


Nude Becky in Her Sheets by Randy Sprout


Self Portrait Six AM my Kitchen by Randy Sprout


Peggys Cove by Randy Sprout


Mabel Briggs 1903 by Randy Sprout


North Dekota Potato Train 1903 by Randy Sprout


Nude in Jack Creek by Randy Sprout


Mom in the Cotswolds by Randy Sprout


Lake Lanier by Randy Sprout


Nude Maria in Her Chair by Randy Sprout


Nude Maria on Pink Sheets by Randy Sprout


Nude Topaz by Randy Sprout


Star Wars by Randy Sprout


Image of the Mind by Randy Sprout


Nude Abby Martha and Death by Randy Sprout


Maria and Her Mirror by Randy Sprout


Two Marlin a Blue and a Striper by Randy Sprout


Palm Springs Sand Storm Coming by Randy Sprout


Ferndale Creek by Randy Sprout


Nude Maria's Little Sister by Randy Sprout


Tree Line by Randy Sprout


Thinbad The Thaylor by Randy Sprout


Nude Maria on Animal Sheets by Randy Sprout


Blue Moon Over Laguna Beach by Randy Sprout


Nude Maria in the Sheets by Randy Sprout


A Boy and His Dog With Evidence of Stolen Brownie by Randy Sprout


Cooling Off by Randy Sprout


Bookends by Randy Sprout


Fortuna After the Catch by Randy Sprout


Detail of Picnic by the Lake by Randy Sprout


Picnic by the Lake by Randy Sprout


Detail of Picnic by the Lake by Randy Sprout


Music as Light by Randy Sprout


Penelope Waiting by Randy Sprout


Peggy and Ed by Randy Sprout


White Chair Nantucket by Randy Sprout


Washing Day by Randy Sprout


Victoria Beach White Hat by Randy Sprout


Tribute to Marc by Randy Sprout


Treasure Island Sunset by Randy Sprout


Moonlight Over Positano by Randy Sprout


Arch at Pearl Beach Over Cast by Randy Sprout


Old Mill Built in 1812 by Randy Sprout


Newport Moonlight Sail by Randy Sprout


Oia. Santorini by Randy Sprout


Ischia Med View by Randy Sprout