Dudley Huppler

Year inducted: 2015
1917-1988

Dudley Huppler participated in Marshall Glasier’s informal salon talks in Madison in the 1940’s. Together they sought to explore the innovative techniques and subject matter of European surrealism, which emphasized psychoanalysis and the unconscious mind. His art work was distinctive with much of it rendered in ink or pencil on board and displaying fanciful creatures, designs, and patterns. Many see Huppler as the central figure around which the closely knit Madison group revolved. In addition to his artistic career, Huppler wrote two books of surreal prose. In 1966, he took a position in the English Department at UW-Oshkosh where he taught until his death.

Works by Dudley Huppler