Born in San Francisco, CA on Sept. 20, 1870. After graduating from Lowell High School, Rixford majored in architecture at UC Berkeley. Upon graduation in 1894, he went to work in the office of architect Albert Pissis. In 1896 he continued his art studies in Paris for five years at Ecole des Beaux Arts. Returning to his native city, he lived with his sister Caroline, and in 1909 was appointed chief architect for the city of San Francisco. (One of the building he designed was the Bohemian Club.) He died in Palo Alto, CA on Sept. 24, 1946. His fine art includes scenes of France. Exh: Calif. Society of Artists, 1902; Oakland Home Club, 1908.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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