The School of Night. Artist biography July 31 2014

Arturo Rodriguez was born in Cuba in 1956. In 1971, at the age of fourteen, Rodríguez and his family left Cuba for Spain. It was in Madrid that he discovered the magic of the Prado Museum, where he spent countless hours studying the great masters, Velazquez and Goya, Caravaggio and Titian.
Moving once again, Rodríguez settled in Miami in 1974. The works of Arturo Rodríguez have been widely exhibited throughout the world; in Switzerland, France, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia and the United States. His works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Israel Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Norton Museum, Boca Raton Museum, Bass Museum, Frost Art Museum, Lowe Art Museum, Museum of Art (Fort Lauderdale), Polk Museum of Art and Center for the Arts (Vero Beach).