Leo Dillon (1933-2012)

Leo, Diane, and Lee Dillon

Leo Dillon has passed away. Over a career that spanned five decades, the formidable illustrator, along with his collaborator and wife Diane, won numerous awards, including two Caldecott Medals (Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, 1976 and Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, 1977), a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and several Coretta Scott King Honors. Editor […]

The Dillons on the Dillions

Leo, Lee & Diane Dillon

Diane Dillon by Leo Dillon DIANE DILLON is one of the finest artists I’ve ever known, and I realized it even before I met her. I was at Parsons School of Design in New York City when one day I noticed a painting hanging on the wall at a student exhibition. It was a painting […]

Leo and Diane Dillon

by Phyllis J. Fogelman DIANE AND LEO DILLON were born just eleven days apart in the month of March and both recall loving to draw for as long as they can remember. Although there are other similarities in their backgrounds, there are also  great differences. Leo was born and brought up in Brooklyn, New York. […]