C. Michael Dudash Biography
In the past 32 years, Michael has completed over 1800 oil paintings and assignments for clients world-wide. His earlier illustration career focused on creating artwork for the movie industry, advertisers, publishers, books, magazines, design firms, corporations and institutions such as the United Nations, and the US Postal Service. They have won him a national reputation and numerous awards, from the Society of Illustrators (NYC & LA), the Society of Publication Designers, Communications Arts and HOW Magazine.
He has written and published articles for American Artist, the Artists Magazine and Step-by-Step Graphics. He has featured his work as a guest lecturer at the Booth Western Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., the Rhode Island School of Design, the Graphic Artists Guild in Vermont, the Kansas City Art Director's Club, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, the Savannah College of Art & Design, and taught an illustration class for the Vermont Community College. He has conducted workshops at his studio, in Dallas, Los Angeles and Tokyo, Japan.
He has painted artworks for the Christian marketplace and sports collectible industry and at any given time has dozens of licensing agreements that showcase his art.
In recent years, he has turned his efforts almost exclusively to the sale of his original oils and limited edition prints. Michael works exclusively in oil on linen or gessoed boards of various material and texture for all private work and commissioned portraits. In 2003 he was invited to paint with the Putney Painters, a group that was formed by painters Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik in southern Vermont.
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