Art of This World: Leo and Diane Dillon

11 Jun

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

Posted by on June 11, 2012 in Art, Art of This World


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3 responses to “Art of This World: Leo and Diane Dillon

  1. Rosy

    June 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM

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

  2. Janine

    March 17, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Thanks for this beautiful tribute.

    • Aker

      March 18, 2013 at 3:15 PM

      you’re welcome!


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