Mirano, Italy 1922
Salyersville, Kentucky 1996
After serving in the U.S. Army, Sperger returned to his home in upstate New York, but felt himself a misfit in an industrial environment. Eventually he moved to rural Kentucky, where he painted for almost forty years.
Lynda Hartigan Contemporary Folk Art: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (exhibition text, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1999)