Randall Lake was born in California in 1947. He 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 home in Spring City, Utah, and elsewhere in California and Europe. Lake studied French at the Sorbonne in 1968. When riots closed the school he continued to study on the left-bank with Claude Schurr at the Acedemie Julian. He completed his English degree Cum Laude at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Then in 1972, he studied with Gustave Singier at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts. Later, while teaching American English in Paris, he studied printmaking with S.W. Hayter at the Atelier 17. A graduate of the University of Utah, (MFA 1977), one of Alvin Gittin’s most hard working and talented students during the period, Lake was also highly successful just afterward as a visiting member of the Department of Art Studio faculty at the University of Utah.