The INDIANA DUNES REVEALED: The Art of Frank V. Dudley | Paperback
by James R. Dabbert (Author), J. Ronald Engel (Author), Joan Gibb Engel (Author), Wendy Greenhouse (Author), William H. Gerdts (Author)
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University of Illinois Press
September 22, 2006
Product Description A native Midwesterner’s timeless portrayals of a fragile sanctuary The Indiana Dunes Revealed offers the first comprehensive examination of a widely collected, much loved, and ecologically significant artist. Described by art historian William Gerdts as “one of the finest painters working in the Midwest in the first decades of the twentieth century,” Frank V. Dudley (1868-1957) was a native of Wisconsin who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago before going on to establish a long exhibition record both there and across the country. He also dedicated over forty years of his professional life as a landscape painter to the promotion and preservation the Indiana Dunes. Today, thanks in part to Dudley’s efforts, this unique geographical region enjoys state and federal protection and provides ecologists from around the world with a living laboratory unlike anything else. The Indiana Dunes Revealed serves as the accompanying catalogue for the exhibition of Dudley’s work showing from August 15 to November 30, 2006 at the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University. Featuring 150 color and 70 black-and-white images, it celebrates Dudley’s unique artistic legacy, documents the exhibition, and demonstrates the painter’s importance to environmentalists and naturalists, especially during the many years of national debate over the designation of parts of the dunes as a national park. In some areas, Dudley’s painting may be the only record of a lost dunescape, and as the struggle between development and preservation continues, his enduring art reminds us of the need for a sustainable environment for the Great Lakes.
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Pp. xxii, 352, 32 photographs 3 maps. Publisher's brown cloth, spine lettered in silver, 8vo. Original errata sheet on Wesleyan University stationary in laid in at front. The dust jacket states "The history of the Dunes has been a continuing struggle for survival between private industry's trespass and usurpation and the advocates of the public welfare, one of the longest and most bitterly contested environmental conflicts in American history. J. Ronald Engel's eloquent narrative captures the...
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