Thursday, May 31, 2012

Farewell to our famed children's author, Leo Dillon

(c) Pat Cummings, NY Times
With great sadness, we mourn the loss of Leo Dillon - a longtime Kane Street resident, a famed children's author, and the man who created our very own Cobble Hill logo with his artistic partner and wife Diane. The NY Times obituary notes he was "one of the world’s pre-eminent illustrators for young people, producing artwork — praised for its vibrancy, ecumenicalism and sheer sumptuous beauty." Not only was Mr. Dillon an artistic pioneer known world wide for scores of fantastic children's books, he was also a major figure in our small neighborhood. We will miss his presence greatly, yet proudly remember him every time we look at our wonderful Cobble Hill logo.

To read his full obituary, please follow the link below.

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