Dudreville studied at the Brera Academy in Milan from 1903 to 1905 and joined the Coenobium, a group of young artists belonging to the Scapigliatura movement, in Monza together with Anselmo Bucci. After a stay in Paris (1906–07), his Divisionist style brought him into contact with Alberto Grubicy’s gallery. He adopted Futurism in 1912 and was one of the founders of Nuove Tendenze. In close contact with the critic Margherita Sarfatti in the years following World War I, he took part in the Venice Biennale (13th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte di Venezia) in 1922 and was one of the group of Sette pittori del Novecento who exhibited at the Galleria Pesaro, Milan, in 1923. Relations between the members of the Novecento Italiano movement were not always smooth, as shown by his participation in their first exhibition in 1926 but not the second in 1929. One of his works was bought in 1928 for the Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan, and his first solo show was held in 1936 at the Galleria Dedalo in the same city. His style became increasingly meticulous with a wealth of detail. He was evacuated to Ghiffa during World War II and stayed there until his death.