Rudolph Schmidt was born in Berkeley, CA on Aug. 6, 1897. Schmidt studied at the CSFA. He worked in San Francisco as a commercial artist from 1913 until his retirement in 1962. Early in his career he painted representational scenes of Mexico and California; after 1950 his work became more abstract. A lifelong resident of Berkeley, he died on Jan. 12, 1997.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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