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Daniel Sprick was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He studied at the Froman School of Art and The National Academy of Design and received his BFA from University of Northern Colorado in 1978. His love of drawing and the development of his painting technique began at the age of four, with influences stemming as far back as Robert Campin and Roger van de Weyden.
Captivated by interiors, such as that of a simple art studio, Sprick needs not to travel far to his muse. He characterises himself as fiercely dedicated to the scrupulous representation of ordinary objects, as a means of transcendence in the everyday experience. His work plays with similar polarisations—between inside and outside, solidity and erosion, reality and perception.
"Daniel Sprick is one of the most highly regarded realist painters in America today. The level of depth and craft that he brings to each work is truly stunning. What is most rewarding about experiencing a Sprick painting is the feeling that the craft is only there to support the expression of his imagery. He will go to any length to show us the painting he wanted to make. Daniel's paintings are fully realized, and that effort results in a beauty that is all its own."
"One of my favorite painters, with an understanding of color and form that takes a life time to achieve; he is clearly one of the best painters in the world. His paintings feel like they will move and that is something that goes far beyond photography and ventures into the living."
"You’ll often see artists gesturally painting a figure that fades unfinished into the background. Well Daniel Sprick, in addition to being one of the most precisely detailed still life artists out there, does this in way that makes me think the figure is absorbing the paint from the canvas to pump through his or her veins."