Leo and Diane Dillon

Leo Dillon (March 2, 1933 May 26, 2012) and Diane Dillon (née Sorber; born March 13, 1933) were American illustrators of children's books and adult paperback book and magazine covers. One obituary of Leo called the work of the husband-and-wife team "a seamless amalgam of both their hands".[3] In more than 50 years, they created more than 100 speculative fiction book and magazine covers together as well as much interior artwork. Essentially all of their work in that field was joint.[1][2]

Leo Dillon
Born
Lionel John Dillon Jr.[1]

(1933-03-02)March 2, 1933
DiedMay 26, 2012(2012-05-26) (aged 79)
United States
NationalityAmerican
EducationParsons School of Design
Known forIllustration
Spouse(s)Diane Dillon
AwardsList of awards
Diane Dillon
Born
Diane Clare Sorber[2]

(1933-03-13)March 13, 1933 (age 87)
Los Angeles, California, United States
NationalityAmerican
EducationParsons School of Design
Known forIllustration
Spouse(s)Leo Dillon
AwardsList of awards
Jadis, the White Witch of Narnia. Art by Leo and Diane Dillon, 1994

The Dillons won the Caldecott Medal in 1976 and 1977, the only consecutive awards of the honor.[4] In 1978 they were runners-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for children's illustrators; they were the U.S. nominee again in 1996.[5]