Sculptor and teacher, born in Wednesfield, Staffordshire, who studied at Wolverhampton School of Art, 1936–9, and Royal College of Art, 1939 and 1945–6, being a Travelling Scholar in 1946. Dudley had worked as an engineer, 1940–5, and his sculpture, in metal, blending realism and abstraction, was preoccupied with themes such as trains and railways. He lectured in sculpture at Newcastle upon Tyne University, 1946–63, being an extra-mural lecturer at Durham University, 1949–58. Between 1963–84 he held several posts at Chelsea School of Art, being head of the department of sculpture from 1974. Did extensive commissioned work. Showed at AIA Galleries, RA, RSA, Stone Gallery in Newcastle and elsewhere and had memorial exhibitions at Chelsea School of Art, 1986, and Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, 1987.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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