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.
Hungarian-born children's book illustrator, commercial illustrator, and animator.
An influential artist whose bold, black and white drawings came to define the Decadent movement in Britain.
Eleanor Vere Boyle
Illustrator who created idyllic watercolors of woodlands and fairy tales.
Prolific children's book illustrator of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Beloved children's book illustrator for whom the Caldecott Medal was named.
Illustrator who revolutionized children's book design at the turn of the century.
Illustrator, greeting card designer, and brother of Walter Crane.
Political cartoonist and caricaturist, best known for his illustrations for the works of Charles Dickens.
Surrealist painter who created a new art form of interpretive landscapes and portraits.
Engraver, illustrator, and the youngest of the Dalziel Brothers.
A master lithographer and noted painter of landscapes in watercolor and oil.
Richard ‘Dicky’ Doyle
Illustrator and "Punch" cartoonist famous for his fairy books.
Prominent French-British artist who worked during the last years of the Golden Age of Illustration.
Painter, draughtsman, printmaker, and author who is considered to be the greatest artist of the German Renaissance.
Cuban-born Ric Estrada emigrated to the U.S. where he illustrated comic books, animation, and bible stories.
Anton Otto Fischer
German-born American illustrator and marine painter.
Creator of the first political cartoon published in an American newspaper.
Arthur Burdett “A.B.” Frost
Master draughtsman and illustrator of 20th century rural America.