Laddie John Dill


Laddie John Dill was born and reared in Los Angeles, California, where he attended Santa Monica High School and graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute in 1968. At that time he formed a small framing business “Acme Framing Company”. He furthered his education through an apprenticeship and thereby made contacts with established artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Robeert Smithson, Dennis Oppenheim and other contemporaries. Dialogue with these and other artists in the 1970s opened Dill to experiments with many different materials and media that included neon as well as earth materials as alternatives to easel painting. As a result he began working three dimensionally with large amounts of silica sand and cement mixed with natural pigments as well as incorporating light in his works. His works involves carving as well as spontaneous mixtures of media in spontaneous broad gestures in what he claims to be “16 different processes …” Laddie John Dill has a record of exhibitions in many exhibitions and galleries including venues in Seoul, Paris, Nogoya, Helsinki, Finland, New York, Kansas City and throughout California. Dill’s works are owned by more than twenty-five museums.

Past Lots

Laddie John Dill (b. 1943), Untitled, Mixed media on canvas laid to panel, 48" H x 84" W

Sold: $2,032

Laddie John Dill, (b. 1943, American), Untitled, 1993, Concrete, acrylic, and pigments, 36" H x 64" W x 7" D

Sold: $1,820

Laddie John Dill, (1943 - * California), Coffee table, circa 1995, Oil, glass, mixed media and wood, 16.75" H x 56" W x 33" D

Sold: $1,320

Laddie John Dill (b. 1943), Abstract wall sculpture, 1988

Sold: $889