Early Works

“A wonderful astounding work, I hope you’ll reconsider that ever and sometimes return.”

—M. H. Kantor (artist)

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My reasons for leaving realism far behind have already been given on my Abstractions pages. What I’d like to summarize here is that none of what I do today would have been possible without the time devoted to my early work, understanding drawing, form, anatomy, light and shadow, design, technique, pallets, textures, etc. One thing does lead to another.

“The work on these pages span nine years and were painted in New York, West Berlin, Hamburg, Paris & Conflans-Ste-Honorine. I do enjoy looking back at them and wish to share these with you.”

—Ritchard Rodriguez

The late Michel Ozenne, my very 1st art dealer, selling my painting, ‘Waverly Place, NYC’, partnering up with Jan de Maere in Paris at the historic Galerie Véro-Dodat.
It is one of the covered passages, located in the 1st arrondissement, connecting the Rue de Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Rue de Croix-des-Petits-Champs. It was built in 1826.