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Frank Dudley

 (1868 - 1957)
Frank Virgil Dudley was active/lived in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin.  Frank Dudley is known for dune landscape painting, florals.

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Frank Dudley


Frank Virgil Dudley was known as the "Painter of the Dunes," because of his fascination with the Indiana dunes on Lake Michigan, beginning with his first visit in 1911 to the area when he was hiking with the Prairie Club of Chicago.  This organization was one of the "contemporary manifestations of a burgeoning spirit of regional identity that championed local cultural expression and the appreciation and preservation of the local landscape." (Greenhouse, 96)

In 1916, Dudley decided to focus on the Indiana Dunes as his primary subject matter.  In 1918, thirty of his paintings were featured in a Chicago Art Institute exhibit, "Western Scenes", which was co-sponsored by three other clubs also devoted to conservation:  Fri  ...  Displaying 750 of 3909 characters.



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About  Frank Dudley

Born:  1868 - Delavan, Wisconsin
Died:   1957 - Chicago, Illinois
Known for:  dune landscape painting, florals