Dudash, Michael

Dudash, Michael

Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 14th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from some of the country’s biggest names in Western art.  Meet Quest for the West® artist Michael Dudash.

Michael Dudash
Born 1952 in Mankato, Minnesota; lives in Hayden, Idaho

BORN AND RAISED IN MINNESOTA, C. Michael Dudash settled in the Green Mountains of Vermont, where he began his full-time career as an artist and oil painter in 1977. Trained in the fine arts, his decision to begin a career in classic illustration won him a prestigious national reputation. His transition back into fine art was natural, as his influences as an oil painter have been classical painters such as Sargent and Fechin, the Impressionists, and Golden Age illustrators N. C. Wyeth, Harvey Dunn, and Maxfield Parrish.

His corporate and individual collectors appreciate the draftsmanship, use of light, and colorful atmosphere that Dudash brings to his work. During the past twelve years he has directed his energies into painting the characters and history of the Old West. “I love the various elements of nineteenth-century frontier subject matter. I get to combine landscapes, vintage gear and clothing, colorful characters, livestock, and interesting history all rolled into a growing body of work. The storytelling aspect is also a lot of fun, one that is full of unlimited possibilities.”

Notable Awards and Achievements
2017
       Cowboy Artists of America Show, Gold Medal for Drawing
2017       C. M. Russell Museum, The Russell, Best of Show
2017       Briscoe Western Art Museum, Night of Artists, Museum Purchase Award
2016       Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, Spirit of the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale Award
2016       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artists’ Choice Award (also in 2015 and 2014)
2014       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Patrons’ Choice Award
2012       Saks Galleries, American Art Invitational, Collectors’ Choice Award

Memberships
Cowboy Artists of America

Selected Publications
Art of the West
The Artists’ Magazine
C. Michael Dudash: The Fine Art of Oil Painting, Western Collection (Mission House Artworks, 2012)
Southwest Art
Western Art Collector

Gallery Representation
Coeur d’Alene Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming
Saks Galleries, Denver, Colorado
Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, Arizona

www.cmdudash.com



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