Artwork in the Workplace

In today’s world, most people spend more time at their workplace than at their homes. With that being said, the question is, how important is it to create a stimulating environment that not only motivates employees but soothes their senses at the same time?

Over the years , research has shown that displaying fine art in a corporate environment has positive effects across the board.

In an article written by Victor Lipman of Forbes Magazine fine art was cited as creating the following in the workplace:

  1. Boost Creativity - Fine artwork can interest and inspire certain artistically oriented individuals who will find the artwork a pleasure to be around.

  2. Helps to Reduce Stress - The relaxing, contemplative aspects of art can help lower the stress levels of what we all recognize can be a high-stress setting.

  3. Creates Culture in the Workplace - Having culture in the workplace creates a better culture within the leaves a lasting impression for employees and clients and is very important for the branding of a company.

Throughout Al Sprague’s illustrious career, he has been honored to have his artwork proudly displayed throughout the workplaces of many companies in Panama and around the world. The largest corporate collection is displayed at the Administration Building of the Panama Canal Authority in Balboa Heights, Panama. This collection includes pieces ranging from 1974-2015.

All employees and visitors who walk the halls of the second floor experience a transit through the Canal with his collection featuring the operations of the canal. Prior to the transfer of the canal, these paintings were displayed throughout offices in Washington D.C. and the Canal Zone. Thanks to the request of past Administrator, Alberto Aleman Zubeita, each of these paintings were brought to the Administration Building to be restored by Al Sprague himself. Today they are proudly displayed around the rotunda providing both a rich history lesson and a cultural experience to all who walk the hallways.

I can’t think of a better example of an organization using fine art to share their story, create a rich and creative environment, reduce stress, and provide culture.

Are you looking to create such an environment in your workplace? We can help you do just that. May it be a beautiful original or a giclee reproduction we can find the perfect piece to start your Al Sprague collection in the workplace.

For information, please contact Kassie Sprague Taylor (US Sales) or Becky de Bolton(Panama Sales) or visit our website,

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