Alfred C. Rodriguez
Alfred C. Rodriguez’s career was cut tragically short by his death from consumption at age twenty-eight. As a result, his artistic promise remains unfulfilled and his works are very rare today. Rodriguez was born in California, where he studied under Jules Tavenier at the San Francisco School of Design. He had established a studio in Oakland by the age of eighteen and led two pupils, George Redding and Harry Cassie Best, on frequent painting trips into Northern California. His paintings grew quite popular in the California art market of the 1880’s and he exhibited at the San Francisco Art Association, the Oakland Art Fund, the California State Fair of 1888, and the California Midwinter International Expo of 1894.