Rudy Cole was born in September of 1953 in Panama. From the early age of seven, Rudy became intrigue with art.
At age 16 Rudy enrolled in Escuela de Artes Plasticas. There the development of Artist and Creativity intertwined. A small art studio was constructed adjacent to the back-alley way of Cole’s Grandmother’s flat. Many students gathered there in pursuit of assistance in cultivating their own artistry including Rudy Cole.
Rudy began free lancing and commissioned –art and sold many pieces to clients in South and Central America.
In 1978 Rudy Cole migrated to the United States where he currently resides in Pasadena, California. After arriving to California, Rudy Cole studied art at various institutions such as Pasadena City College, Art Center College of Design and the Los Angeles Academy of Figure Art. He studied under the renowned artist Nathan Fowkes (a concept artist of animation and entertainment projects). His arts studies concluded in 2007.
Rudy Cole’s field of expertise are charcoal and pastels. Cole is influenced by artist such as Nathan Fowkes, Charles White and Ira Korman.
During the past decade Rudy Cole has continued to illustrate his passion for art. His exhibits include but not limited to: A solo exhibition at Lanisha Cole’s Gallery at Bergamonts Station in Santa Monica (2012), a joint exhibition at the Pasadena Central Library (2014).