Born and raised in New York City, Dolph LeMoult received his early art training at The University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Academy of Fine Arts. He completed his art education at the School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League in New York. His early experience in the art field was as a designer, art director, and creative director for a number of New York advertising and promotion firms.
In addition to his advertising and promotional career, Dolph attracted a sizable freelance clientele, primarily in the field of corporate identity programs where he designed logos and corporate materials for companies such as U.S. Plywood, Burlington Industries, American Home Products, RCA Institutes, and General Electric.
In the 1980s, Dolph turned his attention exclusively to illustration. Working from studios in New York City and later Westport, Connecticut, he developed a technique for intricately designed montage illustrations, which have been commissioned for major editorial and advertising clients throughout the United States and abroad, including AT&T, Anheuser Busch, MasterCard International, and McDonald’s.
At ease with a variety of mediums, including oils, watercolors, pen and ink, and pastels, Dolph has worked extensively in the field of portraiture. Not content to be labeled only as a realistic illustrator, he developed a reputation as a decorative illustrator, cartoonist, and caricaturist.
Turning to abstract expressionism in the late 1990's, he created "Infrastructure," a series of paintings inspired by photojournalistic images in the New York Times. The paintings, combining strong deconstructional themes and conceptual color fields, became the taproot for his later, more complex works.