A Finding Aid to the Guy Dill Papers, 1972-2003, in the Archives of American Art
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.dillguy
Creators:
Dill, Guy, 1946-
Dates:
1972-2003
Languages:
The collection is in English.
Physical Description:
1.3 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of sculptor Guy Dill measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1972-2003. The collection includes a few scattered personal and business letters, writings, photographs of artwork, two project files, and printed material, including exhibition announcements, brochures and catalogs of solo and of group shows, newspaper and magazine articles.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of sculptor Guy Dill measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1972-2003. The collection includes a few scattered personal and business letters, writings, photographs of artwork, two project files, and printed material, including exhibition announcements, brochures and catalogs of solo and of group shows, newspaper and magazine articles.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in five series.
  • Series 1: Letters, circa 1989-2003 (Box 1; 2 folders)
  • Series 2: Writings, 1977-1979 (Box 1; 1 folder)
  • Series 3: Photographs, 1969-2003 (Box 1; 2 folders)
  • Series 4: Projects, 1981-1982, circa 1991 (Box 1; 2 folders)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, 1989-2003 (Box 1-2; 1.0 linear foot)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
California sculptor Guy Dill (1946-) is known for his large-scale, muscular works in both traditional and modern materials. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1946 and raised in Southern California. After receiving a BFA with honors from Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles in 1970, Dill exhibited his works widely, earning an international reputation for his multipartite constructions executed in aluminum, steel, formed concrete, glass, bronze, marble, and wood. His sculptures range from classically poised geometric structures to asymmetric constructions.

Administration
Processing Information
The papers were processed in December, 2004 by Pamela Conway. A finding aid was written by Carrol Park in 2012.
Author
Carrol Park
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated by Guy Dill in 2004.

Using the Collection
Terms of Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Guy Dill papers, 1972-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Related Materials
Within the Archives holdings is an oral history interview of Guy Dill conducted by Paul Karlstrom in 2000. The interview transcript is available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors -- California -- Venice Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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