This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
Jetter uses visual memoir to tell personal stories and addresses political and social concerns.
Painter who reimagined the African-American spiritual and depicted Harlem street scenes.
An influential figure of the Harlem Renaissance movement and mentor of African American artists.
Former Marine and illustrator for "The Black Panther" newspaper who later became a sculptor and gallery owner.
Best known for political cartoons and book illustrations for "Huckleberry Finn" and "Uncle Tom’s Cabin."
A pioneer of the “California Style” school of painting, Kingman was an influential teacher of illustration.
Popular mid-century pulp and comic book artist who is now a portrait artist.
Comic book artist and writer whose impact on the medium is unmatched.
Prolific illustrator of children’s books, magazines, greeting cards, and theater posters.
Comic strip artist addresses who comments on serious social and political issues.
Painter of landscape-inspired subjects and an illustrator of nationally acclaimed children’s books.
Author/illustrator who hoped to encourage those who are struggling to find meaning in their lives.
His long career encompasses story illustrations for pulp magazines, advertising, and historical depiction.
Canadian illustrator known for her metaphorical political artwork.
Prolific 20th century illustrator known primarily for his depictions of glamorous women at leisure.
A versatile illustrator and educator who has created illustrations for children's books and other publications.
Lawrence is best known for cartoons lampooning political figures from the 1970s through the 1990s.
Social realist and visual storyteller who portrayed people of color in a vibrant, geometric style.
Scientific illustrator, children's book artist, and painter famous for his "Book of Nonsense."
As one of the few African American Abstract Expressionists, Lewis’ work headlined the Harlem art scene.