Artist / illustrator Leo Dillon dies aged 79

Locus Online reports the death of artist / illustrator Leo Dillon who, along with his wife Diane Dillon, illustrated numerous SF novels including many covers for Ace Books in the 1960s. The duo are particularly well-known for their iconic cover and interior illustrations for Harlan Ellison’s Dangerous Visions anthology.

They are the only artist team to jointly win a Hugo for Best Professional Artist (1971), and they received a joint World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

An obituary for Leo Dillon can be found at Tor.com HERE

Photo (c) Andrew Porter shows Leo and Diane Dillon at the opening of Fusion Designs, the gallery run by their son Lee and his partner, Greg Schmitz