27 de enero de 2014

C.MICHAEL DUDASH

C.Michael Dudash
















Biography:
C.Michael DuDash was born and raised in Minnesota, Michael settled in the Green Mountains of Vermont where he began his full time career as an artist and oil painter in 1977. Over his career Michael has written and published articles for American Artist, The Artists Magazine and Step-by-Step Graphics; his work has been showcased in Art of the West, Southwest Art and Western Art Collector. He has featured his work as a guest lecturer and instructor at a large number of art schools, art institutions and museums, including the Booth Western Art Museum, Brigham Young University, and Scottsdale Artists School.
Michael has had numerous one man shows, as well as being a participant in a large number of group shows throughout the US and Japan. His recent painting of Wild Bill Hickok was purchased by the Pearce Western Art Museum for its collection. He has conducted workshops at his studio and in several locations including Los Angeles, Dallas & San Antonio, TX, Columbus, OH, Scottsdale, AZ and Tokyo, Japan. His ever growing number of corporate and individual collectors appreciate the draftsmanship, use of light and colorful atmosphere that Michael is able to bring to his work. He recent published a new book, “C. Michael Dudash – Western Collection”, showcasing 87 paintings, and which is a signed and numbered, limited first edition of 300.
Although he has increasingly been turning his attention to painting the characters and history of the old west, Michael still loves to paint the variety of subjects that he finds around him, and is equally adept at masterfully handling landscapes, figures, portraits and still lifes...//
















...//“I have always been interested in well executed and beautifully designed oil painting, no matter what the venue, style or label.” Michael says. “Most artists, myself included, can count dozens of incredible representational painters who have come before us as positive influences and teachers. Although often the most important, subject matter is only a part of the painting. The challenge for a painter is to take his subject of interest and create works of art that are moving, beautiful, timeless and universal in their appeal.”
Although trained in the fine arts, his decision to begin a career in classic illustration won him a prestigious and national reputation. The years in New England were spent doing commissions and publishing work for clients all across the USA and Europe, and creating personal oils for collectors and galleries. His transition back into fine art was the natural course for Michael, as his influences as an oil painter have always been the classical painters such as Sargent, Zorn, Fechin, the Impressionists, as well as the golden age illustrators like N. C. Wyeth, Dean Cornwell, Haddon Sundbloom, Harvey Dunn and Norman Rockwell.
He lives with his wife Valerie, and currently works out of his home and studio in the Coeur d’Alene, ID area.







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