This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
British Romantic painter known for depicting apocalyptic themes.
Created many cover illustrations and pastel drawings of strong and spirited American women.
Acclaimed illustrator of covers for best-selling books; inspired by history, art, science, and the natural world.
Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses)
Known for her painted scenes of rural life in America, Moses began her art career at age 78.
Contemporary illustrator and author focusing on the interconnectivity of the human experience in America.
American illustrator and author of children’s books known for her great variety of mediums and methods.
Teacher, author, and illustrator best known for his work in children’s picture books.
Ground-breaking illustrator most famous for her Kewpie creations.
Golden Age illustrator, muralist, and stained glass artist.
Maxfield Parrish illustrated poetic narratives set in other-worldly landscapes.
A visual journalist, illustrator, and educator who focuses on direct, on location drawing and painting.
A Caldecott Award-winning illustrator whose picture books reflect a passion for life.
A distinguished American illustrator and teacher during the late 19th century.
Illustrator of children’s books focusing on African American figures in history, politics, sports, and the arts.
Painter, book illustrator, sculptor, performance artist, and writer who has worked across media, styles, and techniques.
Best-known for his iconic "Saturday Evening Post" covers, he inspired generations of Americans.
Notwithstanding his famous parentage, Peter Rockwell became an accomplished artist and author in his own right.
Alex Ross (Alexander Sharpe Ross)
Prolific illustrator of magazines from the 1940s through the 1960s.
Illustrator of fairytale picture books and young adult novels.
German-American puppeteer and illustrator regarded as the father of modern puppetry in North America.