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.
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.
Creator of the semi-autobiographical syndicated comic strip, "JumpStart."
Magic Realist illustrator known for his strong sense of design and color.
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.
One of Hanna-Barbera's most important character designers.
A poet, teacher, artist, and writer whose work appeared in numerous journals during the Harlem Renaissance.
Creator of the comic strip, "Herb and Jamaal."