Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Leo Dillon, 1933 – 2012

Leo and Diane Dillon
I’m sorry to report that renowned illustrator Leo Dillon died on Saturday, May 26, 2012.

Dillon, along with his wife and long-time artistic collaborator Diane, were particularly well known and influential in the fantasy and science fiction art communities.

It would be difficult to sort out Leo Dillon’s work separate from that of Diane’s, nor would I attempt to, as theirs was a remarkably deep collaboration.

The Dillons have never had a dedicated website or blog as far as I know. Into that void has stepped an unofficial blog dedicated to archiving The Art of Leo and Diane Dillon.

For more, including links to additional resources, see my 2009 post on Leo and Diane Dillon.

4 thoughts on “Leo Dillon, 1933 – 2012

  1. Li-An

    Thank you for the link. I like very much the Dillons’ work but it’s hard to see them. I hope Diane Dillon will be able to continue her own work.

  2. michelle

    I have a limited edition original print (27×20) signed and dated 1977 (this is before the artwork is listed as having been created) it is # 876 of 950 published by Cathcart Gallery in Stanford, CT and is autographed by the artists. It was purchased from artists directly by my grandmother a librarian in the childrens section at the Orlando Public Library while they were there for an exibit. It is in excellent condition. I am currently selling this item for $600 if anyone is interested in purchasing it.

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