Born on 2 February 1957 in Milwaukee, Jeffrey Allen LaDow worked as a car merchant after finishing school. In 1975, he suffered a diving accident which made him a quadriplegic. He knew about his talent as a painter before his accident. For this reason it was only natural for him to take up oil painting. As a consequence he took courses with famous art teachers. In 1986, he was granted a stipend by the association. In 1991, he took lessons at the Milwaukee Art Museum. In these courses he learnt the technique of the old masters. In 1992, he became an associated member of the AMFPA. Jeffrey Allen LaDow is influenced by the naïve art, but always paints with independent ideas and forms.
The painter’s works are created with great concentration even for the smallest detail. His works were presented to the public at various solo and group exhibitions. Furthermore, he organizes events for school children and college students. It was a great honour for him when he was commissioned to make a painting for the West Virginia State Capitals Museum. The painting is in the museum to this very day. Besides painting Jeffrey Allen LaDow enjoys his hobbies, such as tandem parachuting, photography and car sport.