Francis Sprout is active/lives in Arizona, California. Francis Sprout is known for abstract color field painting, drawing.
Biography Francis Sprout
My early work was conditioned by the need to depict the things of my environment with pencil & paper. In the late 1960s I painted in the abstract figurative style to which I was introduced in undergraduate school at the University of Arizona. This work consisted of mixed-media paintings and drawings (oil, acrylic, collage elements).
In 1971, I encountered Moslem decorative tile patterns in an art history course at the University of California, San Diego. The geometric configuration, repetitive order and meditative qualities evident in these patterns became the basis for large-scale, color-field paintings throughout the 1970s. Toward the end of the decade I began experimenting with non
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