Randall B. Lake
Randall Lake was born in southern California in 1947. A twenty-first century painter drawn to nineteenth-century realism, he paints still-lifes, portraits, and landscapes. He lives in Salt Lake City.
Lake spent his junior year of college teaching English at the Sorbonne. When the riots of 1968 closed the school, he studied art on the Left Bank. He returned to the University of Colorado at Boulder to complete his English degree in 1970. Later Lake received his MFA in painting from the University of Utah in 1977.
Lake paints his subjects from life, not from photographs. He puts layers of wet paint over layers of wet paint to create his still-lifes, portraits, and landscapes. Examples of his work are Pewter Mug with Apples, Desert Floor, The Cross Country Skier, Rooster Teacup, and A Painter's Desk. Lake's work is held in local and national collections.
Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.
Artist's Website: www.randalllake.com
Randall Bruce Lake is a fine realistic portraitist and figure painter who also does exquisite still-life and landscape works in his studio in the Guthrie Building in Salt Lake City, at a studio and home in Spring City, Utah, as well as elsewhere in California and Europe. A graduate of the University of Utah (M.F.A., 1977) and one of Alvin Gittin's most talented students during that period, Lake was also highly successful just afterward as a visiting member of the Department of Art studio faculty at the U. of U. Otherwise, Lake is a fascinating character who has taken a romantic inclination to “live“ in whatever time he wishes. A painterly master of the oil brush, Lake has managed to be not just the neighbor of Steve Fawson and other Guthrie artists but also a “kindred spirit“ with John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, or William Chase.
Biography courtesy Artists of Utah
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