Cosette Dudley is a third generation Californian who was born during the Great Depression. She began printmaking in the 1960’s during the Free Speech movement and the Vietnam War. The struggle for peace, civil liberties, social and political justice, all had a powerful influence on her life and artwork.
The topics of her work; war and its lasting effects, executive orders, security risks, and quarantine, are unnervingly timely given today’s political and social climate.
In the last twenty years, the environment and images of family history have emerged as powerful themes.
Cosette studied printmaking with Wayne Thiebaud and Barbara Foster. She has also worked with master printmakers at Crown Point Press, in San Francisco. She has participated in numerous group and solo shows in the San Francisco Bay Area, nationally and internationally.
Cosette’s work can also be seen on her website.
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