Richard Sparre (American) (1936 - 2008)
Gouache on Paper
h: 5 in x w: 11 in
A commercial artist and art director for many years, Sparre
concentrated on fine art painting from 1970-on and exhibited
his Cape Cod landscape and marine paintings in his own
gallery as well as other venues. He also created a series of
whimsical paintings using mermaid labradors, and woodys
as subject matter.
Born in 1936 in Falmouth, Massachusetts, he grew up in
Hingham and served in the Naval Reserve while in school.
He then joined the armed forces and served in Germany
during the Korean War. After his return, he attended The
Schoolof Practical Art in Boston, where he met his future
wife. They married in 1958 and Sparre subsequently
worked as commercial artist and art director.
In 1970, he moved to Cape Cod where he concentrated on
his fine art painting.
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