This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
Edwin Austin Abbey
A portrait painter, muralist, and an illustrator of books and magazines.
A noted painter, illustrator, sculptor, teacher, and muralist whose work covered subjects of race, religion, civil rights, and everyday life in the south.
John “Derf” Backderf
Cartoonist who created the comic strip "The City" and the graphic novel "My Friend Dahmer."
Hungarian-born children's book illustrator, commercial illustrator, and animator.
Inspired by William Blake and John Martin, Barlowe is one of today's finest illustrators of fantasy hellscapes.
Artist whose experience as a professional athlete helped influence the subject and flow of his work.
Maginel Wright Enright Barney
Early 20th century illustrator best known for her work in children’s book illustration.
Bascove is best known for her woodcut book cover illustrations and images of the bridges of New York City.
One of America’s foremost artists who created visual narratives inspired by African American history.
An influential artist whose bold, black and white drawings came to define the Decadent movement in Britain.
Illustrator whose work was filled with themes of danger, pleasure, and intrigue.
The first female artist at Charles E. Cooper Studio and a prolific illustrator of children's books.
Mary Jane Begin
Award-winning illustrator best known for her acclaimed children’s picture books.
Stan and Jan Berenstain
Illustrators and writers of the "Berenstain Bears" book series.
Illustrator of iconic portraits of African American heroes, angels, and movie stars.
Disney concept artist and children's book illustrator.
Inventive illustrator of books, advertisements, and animation.
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.
Art teacher, commercial illustrator, and self-titled "Big Shot West Coast Artist."