Born and raised in Minnesota, C. Michael Dudash 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, Dudash 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, the Museum of Biblical Art, and the Scottsdale Artists School.
Dudash has been featured in numerous one-man shows and participated in a large number of group shows throughout the United States and Japan. Besides his numerous gallery affiliations, he has shown and sold his work at the C.M. Russell Museum, the Scottsdale and Coeur d’Alene art auctions, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Booth Museum, and the Eiteljorg Museum, where he won the Artists’ Choice Award at the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Quest for the West. Also in 2016, Dudash took top prize at the Buffalo Bill Show in Cody, Wyoming, and he was invited to join the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America.
Dudash currently works out of his home and studio in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, area, where he lives with his wife, Valerie.