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Dan Dudrow

Grew up in West Virginia, Texas and Louisiana. Went 2 years to LSU, 1958-60. Transferred to RISD in 1960. Yale-Norfolk scholar, 1962. RISD European Honors Program in Italy, 1962-63. Lived in New York 1963-1965, worked at the Museum of Modern Art, maintained a studio at West Broadway Broome Street. Came to MICA to attend grad school in 1965. MFA Painting, 1967. Taught at Mr. Vernon Junior College in D.C. 1967-69. Taught classes at MICA 1969-70, became full-time in 1970, have taught here since.

My teaching philosophy: primarily intuitive but stresses empathy, seriousness and clarity, plus staying abreast of issues and developments in the art world at large. I try to focus on students as individuals. I'm the father of two grown daughters, plus one grandson. My painting has veered between traditional realism and color-based abstraction for 30 years. Currently, it's abstract but could change again. I follow the muse and don't ask questions. I have shown my work sporadically, mostly in the Baltimore-D.C. area. My last gallery show was at Gallery K in D.C. in 2001. Have also had numerous institutional and alternative space shows--one approaching at the Pinkard Gallery in Fall 2005.


  • M.F.A, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, 1960-1963.
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1958-1960.

Awards & Recognition

  • Participant, Rhode Island School of Design European Honors Program, 1962-1963.
  • Yale-Norfolk Scholar, 1962.


    One Person Show, Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Baltimore.
    Exhibition, MAP (Maryland Art Place), Baltimore, December.
    Exhibition, Gallery K, Washington, D.C., March 2001. Also, various group shows at Gallery K, 2000-2003.
    One Person Show, Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, February.
    Exhibition, Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland.
    Exhibition, Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland.
    Two Person Show, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland.
    Touring Exchange Exhibit, Paintings selected by Richard Martin, Editor, Arts Magazine, Italy, Summer.
    Old Masters in Contemporary Art: A Group Invitational, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania.
    Two Person Show, Center Club, Baltimore, Maryland. Five Printmakers, Michelson Gallery, Washington, D.C.
    Five Year Show, Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, Summer.
    Still Life Lives: Invitational Exhibition, Organized by Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.
    Maryland Biennial, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. Realism and Metaphor: Invitational Traveling Exhibition, Organized by the University of South Florida. Five from Baltimore, Group Show, Olshonsky Gallery, Washington, D.C. One Man Show, Constantine Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland.
    Southern Exposure, Group Show, 1708 E. Main Gallery, Richmond, Virginia. Group Show, Constantine Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland.
    Group Show, Jacob's Ladder Gallery, Washington, D.C.
    Group Show, Pyramid Gallery, Washington, D.C.
    Two Person Show, Ludwig Katzenstein Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland. Two Person Show, Gallery West, Buffalo, New York.
    Two Person Show, Mt. Vernon College, Washington, D.C.
    Group Show, Tarot Gallery, New York City, New York.