This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
Julian Allen was best known for his ability to create realistic, convincing portrayals of unwitnessed events.
A noted painter, illustrator, sculptor, teacher, and muralist whose work covered subjects of race, religion, civil rights, and everyday life in the south.
American illustrator most famous for his paintings of pin-up models.
Magic Realist illustrator known for his strong sense of design and color.
Artist whose experience as a professional athlete helped influence the subject and flow of his work.
The first female artist at Charles E. Cooper Studio and a prolific illustrator of children's books.
Award-winning illustrator best known for her acclaimed children’s picture books.
A poet, teacher, artist, and writer whose work appeared in numerous journals during the Harlem Renaissance.
Illustrator of iconic portraits of African American heroes, angels, and movie stars.
Pen-and-ink artist noted for his drawing style reminiscent of wood engravings.
Cartoonist for "The New Yorker" whose work has also appeared in numerous books and magazines.
Illustrator whose work for the New Holland Machine Company spanned thirty years.
Prolific magazine illustrator and portraitist.
Briggs used informal poses to create reality in his work.
The first African American illustrator to have his work nationally syndicated.
A prodigious advertising artist, Childress is best known for illustrating the "Dick and Jane" book series for children.
Illustrator of women’s magazines and advertising campaigns in the 1950s.
American painter, sculptor, and teacher.
Mexican-born caricaturist and illustrator of images from the Harlem Renaissance.
Illustrator who revolutionized children's book design at the turn of the century.