Biography of Richard Sprengeler

Richard Sprengeler, a professional commercial photographer since 1984, transitioned into his current specialty, architectural photography, in 2000. Throughout, he has indulged his passion for fine art photography.

The portfolio you see here reflects the broad range of his considerable talent—digital and large-format, color and black-and-white—and his diversity of interests: from contemporary commercial buildings and historic monuments to landscapes, street scenes, abandoned cars, and rock formations.

Enjoy!

Sprengeler is available for local, national, and international assignments.

About Richard

Sprengeler has trained and worked with the area’s leading photographers:

  • Dick Voyles & Associates, commercial advertising from 1984 till 2001
  • Sam Fentress Photography, pre-eminent St. Louis architectural photographer from 2001 till 2008

Architects, interior designers, and national construction firms all call on Sprengeler to showcase their award–winning projects and document their work–in–progress.

The area’s leading architectural photographers rely on Sprengeler for his expert Photoshop retouching.

Sprengeler’s own architectural photographs have been published in St. Louis Design Magazine, St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, The Story of the Gateway Arch, and St. Louis: For the Record.

Exhibitions & Honors

2017 One Person Exhibit, Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, “China: Past and Present”
2015 Exhibit, International Photography Hall of Fame, St. Louis, Missouri, “St. Louis Architecture: A Proud Heritage”
2014 Selected by the International Photography Hall of Fame to be one of ten American photographers to travel to China and exhibit in the Nanjing Fine Arts Festival. Traveled and photographed for 10 days.
2013 Exhibit, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, Missouri, ” The City Inside/Out”
2007 Exhibit, St. Charles Community College Photography Invitational
2007 “Irvin Schankman Memorial Photography Contest,” Gallery 210, University of Missouri-St. Louis, First Prize
2007 One-Person Exhibit, Third Degree Glass Factory, St. Louis, “The Age of Industry”
2006 One-Person Exhibit, Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, “The Age of Industry”
2005 Exhibit, St. Louis Artist’s Guild, Juried
2005 Exhibit, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, Missouri, “Transportation”
2005 One-Person Exhibit, Baseline Gallery, St. Louis, “Metal & Quarry Abstractions”
2003 Exhibit, Zen Gallery, St. Louis, “Color Abstractions”
2002 Hunter Prize for Photography, St. Louis Artist Guild, juried
2001 One-Person Exhibit, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, “Architectural Abstractions: The St. Louis Parking Garages”
2001 Exhibit, Millstone Gallery, St. Louis, “The St. Genevieve Antique Car Collection”
2000 One-Person Exhibit, Millstone Gallery, St. Louis, “Black and White Landscapes”
2000 Exhibit, Millstone Gallery, “Color Photographs of St. Louis”
1999 Exhibit, Café Barista, Edwardsville, Illinois
1999 Exhibit, Renaissance Photography Gallery, St. Louis, juried
1998 One-Person Exhibit, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, “Photographic Abstractions”
1997 Two-Person Exhibit, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, “Mardi Gras, New Orleans”
1997 One-Person Exhibit, Mitchell Art Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, “After the Flood”
1996 One-Person Exhibit, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, “After the Flood”
1996 One-Person Exhibit, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, The Old Courthouse, “After the Flood,” 52 black and white prints
1996 One-Person Exhibit, University of Missouri, St. Louis, “St. Louis Light”
1996 Architectural photography exhibit of Cupples Station commissioned by McCormack Baron & Associates, St. Louis
1996 One-Person Exhibit, Hot Locust Cantena, St. Louis, “After the Flood”
1995 Exhibit, St. Louis Artist Guild, traveling show to Russia, juried
1995 Honorable Mention, Portrait Exhibit, St. Louis Artist Guild, juried
1995 One-Person Exhibit, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, The Old Courthouse, “The Arch and the Old Courthouse”
1994 Invitational Exhibit, Summer Arts Festival, University of Illinois, Edwardsville, Illinois
1994 One-Person Exhibit, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, Illinois
1993 One-Person Exhibit, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis, The Old Courthouse, “Color Photographs of St. Louis”
1992 One-Person Exhibit, Morse Gallery, St. Louis, “Color Photographs of St. Louis”
1990 One-Person Exhibit, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, Illinois, “Underwater Photography”
1988 One-Person Exhibit, Nohr Gallery, St. Louis, “Architectural, Landscape, and Underwater Photography”
1988 One-Person Exhibit, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, Illinois, “Black and White Landscapes”
1982 Honorable Mention, Student Exhibit, Southwestern Illinois University, Carbondale, juried
1980 One-Person Exhibit, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, Illinois