Painting Panama

Upon returning to Panama, Sprague began painting the country - this included landscapes, fauna, the Canal, but mostly the people. In the 1970's he was the first artist to see the beauty of the national costume and dance of Panama and he began to paint the polleras. 

Over the years, Sprague has captured the pride of  the traditions and culture of Panama. His work depicts girls adorned in their traditional polleras and montunas, native fishermen, and market vendors.  

 

In addition, Sprague undertook a series of drawings and paintings of the Panama Canal.  He produced a total of 29 paintings and drawings for the Panama Canal Company, including depictions the overhaul of two of the sets of Canal locks.  Most of the paintings and drawings are on permanent display at the Panama Canal Administration Building in Balboa Heights, Panama.  

Polleras en Blanco
Polleras en Blanco

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Lucho's Music
Lucho's Music

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Rosalinda and Sister
Rosalinda and Sister

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Dagni
Dagni

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The Hand Line
The Hand Line

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Into the storm
Into the storm

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The Old Man
The Old Man

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Flower Vendor
Flower Vendor

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Path Between the Seas
Path Between the Seas

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