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.
American illustrator most famous for his paintings of pin-up models.
Magic Realist illustrator known for his strong sense of design and color.
Hungarian-born children's book illustrator, commercial illustrator, and animator.
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.
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.
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.
Illustrator whose work for the New Holland Machine Company spanned thirty years.
Joseph “Joe” Bowler
Prolific magazine illustrator and portraitist.
Art teacher, commercial illustrator, and self-titled "Big Shot West Coast Artist."
Briggs used informal poses to create reality in his work.
Celebrated illustrator of contemporary American politics.
Prolific children's book illustrator of the late 19th and early 20th century.