Jose Rodrigues

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Birthday
16, 1828
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Oct 19, 1887 (59)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1828
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Oct 19, 1887 (59)

About

Realist painter who received a gold medal from Queen Dona Maria II at the triennial exhibition in 1849. He was fascinated by painting customs, but he struggled to separate realism from sentimentalism.

Before Fame

He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts with such future notables as João Pedro Monteiro (Monteirinho), Francisco Augusto Metrass, Tomás da Anunciação, Joaquim Pedro de Sousa, and António José Patrício.

Trivia

His most famous work is the painting "O Pobre Rabequista" from 1855.

Family Life

He grew up with five brothers. He married in 1863 and had three children.

Associated With

He and Edward Hopper were both realist painters.