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. He has conducted workshops in several locations, including Tokyo, Japan.
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, the Briscoe Western Art Museum and the Eiteljorg Museum. In the fall of 2016, he was invited to become a member of the prestigious Cowboy Artists Of America. In the last four years his paintings have won nine separate awards of importance.
Dudash currently works out of his home and studio in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, area, where he lives with his wife, Valerie.