Daniel Sprick keeps it real

Daniel Sprick is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished realist painters working in our time.

I’d interviewed Dan before, years ago, and since our first article together he went on to accomplish a variety of milestones:

  • Denver Art Museum honored him with a gallery exhibiting his painting process, and the exhibition was on display nearly 10 years.
  • The DAM also gave Sprick two one-man shows: an exhibit of his still life paintings and another of his almost photorealistic portraits.
  • Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA), long a champion of the artist, produced a PBS documentary film titled “Daniel Sprick: Pursuit of Truth and Beauty.”

Interviewing Dan recently in his spacious and tidy Denver studio, I mentioned that he is known for still life paintings, but also portraits and figures, interiors and surreal landscapes. I asked him which he prefers painting. His response: “It might be good if I’d pick just one and discard the rest, but I’m still interested in all of them. Now I’m interested in combining them.”

The combinations promise to be captivating, as all Sprick paintings are.

Dan shared a lot in our interview, and you can read our Q&A along with a feature published in Denver Business Journal at this link:




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