“The future is always here in the past” – Amiri Baraka

Art of This World: Leo and Diane Dillon

A few weeks ago, Leo Dillon of the illustration husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane Dillon passed away. The duo won several awards over the years and created many wonderful illustrations for books, including books involving different cultures, stories and people of the African diaspora. Read his New York Times obituary and take a look at their archival website. This is a tribute to him and his wife:

Marie Laveau by Francine Prose

Astronaut (Source Unknown)

The People Who Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton

Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin

The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton

And as a small tribute to author Ray Bradbury who recently passed:
Switch on the Night, which was also illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

5 responses

  1. What a beautiful collection you have put together here. Good luck with all your studies.

    June 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM

  2. Thanks for this beautiful tribute.

    March 17, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    • you’re welcome!

      March 18, 2013 at 3:15 PM

  3. Dominic

    I read “Earth Mother” today, so moving and beautiful. Fantastic children’s book.

    July 21, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    • Adding to my reading list!

      November 10, 2015 at 12:05 AM

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