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Dudley Huppler drawings, 1945-1956 and undated

Huppler, Dudley, 1917-1988



Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: 139 pen-and-ink stipple drawings on postcard-sized board by artist Dudley Huppler. The drawings are of mice, owls, birds, and other animals, plants, flowers, birds, and human figures, created from tiny tonal pen and ink or pencil dots. Most of the postcards are signed; some are dated and annotated. Several are photographic reproductions. Twelve postcards contain correspondence with Wendall Wilcox and his wife Esther in Chicago, Illinois. Also included is an exhibition announcement (presumably mailed in an included envelope adressed to Mrs. Esther Wilcox) with pen-and-ink stipple drawings for Huppler's postcard drawings exhibition at Wakefield-Young Books in New York, .

Biographical/Historical Note

Duddley Huppler (1917-1988) was an artist active in New York, Chicago, Boulder, and Wisconsin.


Donated 2017 and 2019 by Tom Ray, who received them from American author and novelist Wendell Wilcox (1906-1981), who knew Huppler.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Dudley Huppler drawings, 1945-1956 and undated. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.