Archives of American Art

Dudley Huppler papers

Collection ID:
Huppler, Dudley, 1917-1988
Physical Description:
2.3 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of artist and English professor Dudley Huppler (1917-1988) measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1942-1987. The papers document Huppler's unique practice of pen-an-ink stippling, related business dealings, and his friendships with high-profile mid-twentieth century Americans in the arts. Included is biographical material, photographs of animals, Huppler's stippled drawings of animals, and correspondence with artists Todd Bolander, W.H. Auden, John Wilde, George Platt Lynes and novelist Flannery O'Connor, among others. Additional correspondence documents business negotiations with a card company about reproductions of Huppler's often animal-based work on their products. There is also a book illustrated by Wilde, with an inscription in which Wilde refers to Huppler as "doll baby," a familiar nickname that appears elsewhere in correspondence.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dudley Huppler (1917-1988) was an artist active in New York, Chicago, Boulder, and Wisconsin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2021 by Raffaele Malferrari, widow of Thea Tenenbuam, who was Huppler's niece.

Using the Collection
Terms of Use
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Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the Duddley Huppler drawings, 1945-1956 and undated.

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