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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.037
Title Butterfly Weed
Artist Dudley, Frank V.
Object Name painting
Date 1936
Description Original oil painting of 'butterfly weed.'
BUTTERFLY WEED
Hoosier Salon 1937 $250.00
Frank V. Dudley
(1868-1958)
No. 7
Oil painting
24 X 27
Unquestionably most famous dune painter In America … so familiar with the dune atmosphere
and plant life that he was considered an authority on many of the subjects
... during Century of Progress tried a diorama of the action of the sands in the Hall
of Science attempt failed completely …called on Mr. Dudley to come to arrange
the diorama showing the action of the winds on the sands and how a "lowout" Is
created … born In Delaven, Wisconsin In 1968 ...lived In the dunes near Chesterton
nine months, maintaining a Chicago residence … studied Chicago Art lnstitute …member
Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Association, Chicago Art Club, Chicago Art
Gallery, Chicago Painters and Sculpters, Union lnterdes Beaux Arts et des Lettres
In Parts, and the Hoosier Salon … served on the Municipal Art League Board, president
of the Chicago Painters and Sculpters, Advisory Committee of the Hoosier Salon
Patrons Association and on many juries.
Provenance Purchased from the Hoosier Salon in 1937.
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions H-26.5 W-29.75 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-10