This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
Whitney Darrow, Jr.
Darrow was an American cartoonist and author, best known for his fifty-year career at "The New Yorker."
A master lithographer and noted painter of landscapes in watercolor and oil.
With her husband, Leo Dillon, illustrated children’s books, paperback books, and magazine covers.
One of the premier fantasy artists of his generation, he co-created "The Spiderwick Chronicles."
Illustrator most famous for his work addressing social issues around race by utilizing African-centric imagery.
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.
One of the most-awarded fantasy and science fiction artists in contemporary illustration.
Cuban-born Ric Estrada emigrated to the U.S. where he illustrated comic books, animation, and bible stories.
Taravat Jalali Farahani
Iranian illustrator of children's picture books, commercial products, and apparel.
Contemporary illustrator best known for painting detailed covers for mystery novels.
Possessed a superb sense for composition and detail.
Illustrator of comic strips and books; first Black artist to win the Caldecott Medal.
Anton Otto Fischer
German-born American illustrator and marine painter.
James Montgomery Flagg
Flagg created the iconic World War I poster, "I Want YOU for the U.S. Army."
Popular illustrator and influential instructor to a generation of 20th century illustrators at the Art Students League.
Mary Hallock Foote
Foote lived the life she wrote about and illustrated, similar to that of novelist of pioneer life, Willa Cather.
Illustrator who pioneered an individual style despite working in a male-dominated field.
One of the most influential fantasy illustrators of the late 20th century.