Laddie John Dill, a Los Angeles native, was born in Long Beach and attended Santa Monica High School. He graduated from Chouinard Art Institute in 1968. By the time Dill was 28, he was offered his first one-man exhibit at the Sonnabend Gallery in New York.
Dill’s talent and ingenuity have combined to make him a highly regarded national and internationally known contemporary artist. Dill’s list of exhibitions is pages long, with galleries and museums listed from such venues as Seoul, Paris, Nogoya, Japajn and Helsinki, Finland to New York, Kansas City, Seattle, and throughout Northern and Southern California. His work is owned by many private collectors and is included in the permanent collections of more than 25 museums. Even he admits to not knowing exactly how many exhibitions he has done since his first one-man show.