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illustrator

Diane Claire Sorber Dillon, illustrator. Co-recipient Norescon-Hugo Science Fiction Achievements award, 1971, Keene State College Children's Book Literature Festival award, 1988. Active neighborhood association Brooklyn; Member Society Illustrators (president 1987-1989, certificates of merit 1968-1977), National Graphic Artists Guild (president 1981-1983).

Background

Dillon, Diane Claire Sorber was born on March 13, 1933 in Glendale, California, United States. Daughter of Adelbert Paul and Phyllis Mabel (Worsley) Sorber.

Education

Student, Los Angeles City College, 1950-1951;Student, Skidmore College, 1952-1953;Student, Parson School Design, 1954-1956;Student, American Institute Graphic Arts, 1955;Student, School Visual Arts, 1957.

Career

Staff artists Dave Fris Advertising Agency, Albany, New York, 1956-1957. Free lance illustrator for public companies, advertising agencies, publications, others, since 1957. Instructor School Visual Arts, 1971-1974.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Illustrator: (with Leo Dillon) numerous children's books including Whirlwind is a Ghost (Belting), 1974, Stories and Songs from Uganda (Serwadda), 1974, The Third Gift ( Ian Carew), 1974, Song of the Boat (Graham), 1975 (Boston Globe-Horn Book award 1976), The Hundred Penny Box (S. Bell Mathis), 1976, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (Aardema), 1975 (Caldicott medal 1976, New York Times Best Book 1975, American Library Association Notable Book award 1975), Ashante to Zulu (Muskgrove), 1976 (Caldicott medal 1977), Children of the Sun, 1980, Two Pairs of Shoes, 1980, The Porcelain Cat (Hearn), 1987 (New York Public Library 200 Best Book List). Artist (with Leo Dillon) stained glass ceiling in Master Eagle Gallery, New York City, national poster for movie The Fox, 1967. Subject of book The Art of Leo and Diane Dillon, 1981.

Membership

Active neighborhood association Brooklyn. Member Society Illustrators (president 1987-1989, certificates of merit 1968-1977), National Graphic Artists Guild (president 1981-1983).

Connections

Married Lionel John Dillon, March 17, 1957. 1 child, Lionel J.

father:
Adelbert Paul Sorber

mother:
Phyllis Mabel (Worsley) Sorber

spouse:
Lionel John Dillon

child:
Lionel J. Dillon