Leo and Diane Dillon
Monday, November 5th, 2007
66 W. 12th Street
The prolific husband and wife team of Leo and Diane Dillon first met as students at Parsons School of Design. The only illustrators to have won American’s highest award for children’s book illustration, the Caldecott Medal, two years in a row, Leo is also the first African-American artist to win the award. They won in 1976 for Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears and in 1977 for Ashanti to Zulu.
Respected for their versatility, distinctive style, integrity and the thorough research they bring to each project, the Dillons have won the Hamilton King award, The Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, the Coretta Scott King award, the Society of Illustrator’s Gold Medal, the New York Times Best Illustrated award and the Hugo award for science fiction illustration, among others.
Recently, they have been writing as well , adding titles such as Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose, Jazz on a Saturday Night and Rap a Tap Tap to their constantly growing list of over 45 children’s books.
All are welcome to attend this exciting event!