This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
Prodigious author and illustrator of award-winning children’s books.
Charles C. Dawson
Early 20th century illustrator who played a central role in the culture of African Americans.
Illustrator most famous for his work addressing social issues around race by utilizing African-centric imagery.
Using eye-popping imagery, Gogos painted more than fifty covers of "Famous Monsters of Filmland."
Loïs Mailou Jones
An influential figure of the Harlem Renaissance movement and mentor of African American artists.
Former Marine and illustrator for "The Black Panther" newspaper who later became a sculptor and gallery owner.
Author, illustrator, and teacher known for her work with children's books.
American illustrator and author of award-winning books for children.