Born in San Francisco, CA on Jan. 19, 1891 into a pioneer family. After the earthquake and fire in 1906, Rideout moved with his family to Oakland where he lived for the rest of his life. He was artistically inclined at an early age, but opted for a career as a dentist. After graduating from medical school at UC Berkeley, he worked as a dentist at the San Francisco Presidio during WWI. He later studied art under Perham Nahl at the CCAC and, in his leisure, etched and painted landscapes, nudes, portraits, and figure studies. He exhibited at the Oakland Art Gallery in 1939 and was active as an artist until a fatal heart attack in Oakland's Tilden Park on April 2, 1947.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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