Ismael Jessie Rodriguez

Sculpture, Painting and Modern Art

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“Being a self-taught artist has not come easy,” remarks Rodriguez, “but with 40 years experience in bronze casting, I had developed my natural talent both as a painter as well as a sculptor.” With bronze editions already sold out and several others half way there, Rodriguez has devoted time to the North American Bighorn Sheep Grand Slam Series which has already proven to be a big success.

Jessie spent five years as an apprentice with famed sculptor and master craftsman, Cataldo Papaleo learning the art and skill of bronze casting.

Known for his pastels, acrylic paintings, color pencil drawings and bronze sculptures, Jessie’s works are collected throughout the United States and abroad. His patinas on bronze are admired by collectors and fellow artists alike.

jessie-rodriguez-sculpture-photoJessie’s various commissions include portraits of John Wayne and Roy Rogers for Mr. and Mr.s West of¬†Oklahoma, and Indian sculpture for Arrowhead Savings, a life-size bust of the late chairman¬†of the board, Mentor Wray for Rio Hondo College in Whittier and jockey Laffitt Pincay on ‘Shame’ for Pincay himself. The city of Victorville, CA commissioned him to do a bigger than life size veterans war memorial piece “For the Price of Freedom” and many more.

His award-winning works have been shown in numerous invitational art shows including the George Phippen Memorial Show, the Palm Springs Art Show, the San Bernardino County Fair, Helperia Fine Art Festival, a Show of American Art Victorville, Los Angeles Zoo Wildlife Show and the Grass Valley Draft Horse Classic Art Show.

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