Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore

Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore, an artist who flourished in New York, was a pioneering American wildlife photographer, painter, and printmaker who turned from hunting to capturing his subjects on paper and canvas. In 1908, James Lippit Clark (1883-1969), went to Africa with Dugmore. There Clark took photographs for Collier’s Weekly and produced the first film on the wildlife of the dark continent. After returning from Africa, he mounted several specimens for museums in addition to hunters such as Theodore Roosevelt. Clark made numerous expeditions to Africa and Asia to collect specimens from 1923 to 1947.

Dugmore travelled to Kenya on photo-safari in 1909-1910, and twice to Newfoundland, in 1907 and 1913. The artist wrote and illustrated works including The Vast Sudan, 1924; Camera Adventures in the African Wilds, 1913; The Romance of the Newfoundland Caribou, 1913; and In the Heart of the Northern Forests, published in 1930. Dugmore was the subject of a 1931 biography by Thomas Lowell entitled Rolling Stone: The Life and Adventures of Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore.

Sources: The Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd.

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