International artist, Al Sprague was born and raised in the Republic of Panama, which greatly influences his work.  After receiving a master's degree from American University in Washington, D.C., Sprague began his career painting the people of Panama.  His work, depicting the everyday life of fishermen, market vendors, and dancers, made Sprague one of the most recognized artists in Panama.

The Panamanian government has used Sprague's paintings as gifts of state to the presidents of Mexico, France, Venezuela, Colombia, Spain, and Brazil.  Also, six United States and Panamanian postage stamps have been issued using his original art.

His work has been on display in the White House, The Pentagon, Panama Canal Headquarters, Reagan Presidential Library, The Carter Center, Department of Army, Panama Art-in Embassies Collection, the Panama Embassy in Washington, D.C., Chase Manhattan Bank, Bank of Korea,, Bank of America, and several of the finest art galleries in the United States, Spain, the Bahamas, and Panama.

Today Sprague divides his time between the Republic of Panama and the U.S.  and has expanded his subject matter to include Hawaii, the Bahamas, and market vendors world wide.  He enjoys working in oils, watercolors, acrylics, and bronze.


We are indeed pleased to offer you the works of Mr. Al Sprague.

Among the Collectors for Mr. Sprague:

  • Anthony Quinn, Actor

  • General Barry MacCaffrey, Retired Army

  • William Boyd, Boyd Steamship Corporation

  • Reena Denton, U.S. Judge

  • David McCollough, Author, "Path Between the Seas"

  • John Russell Taylor, Art Critic, London Times

  • M.P.W. Stone, Past Secretary of the Army

  • Sharon Bacardi, Bacardi Rum

  • Arthur Hailey, Author, "Hotel"

  • President Ronald Reagan, Presidential Library