Selected Artists
Frank Dudley

"The Magic Hour" ca. 1940

Owner: The Brauer Museum of Art
Valparaiso, Indiana

After Treatment

Frank Virgil Dudley was born November 14, 1868, in Delavan, Wisconsin, dying March 5, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois. Known as the "Painter of the Dunes," Dudley first visited the Indiana Dunes on Lake Michigan in 1912. In 1921 he built a cabin there and was determined to paint full time. He became an agent for the preservation of the area, and when it was declared a state park in 1923, he arranged with the State of Indiana to keep his cabin in exchange for one painting per year. He exhibited widely throughout his career and won many prizes including two at the Hoosier Salon in 1932 and 1937. Dudley was able to capture the light and mood of the Dunes. His paintings offer an almost Zen contemplative quality not matched by any of the other Hoosier School artists.



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