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.
Clara Miller Burd
Artist known for her stained glass designs and children’s book illustrations.
Howard Chandler Christy
Turn of the century magazine illustrator and creator of the “Christy Girl.”
Mexican-born caricaturist and illustrator of images from the Harlem Renaissance.
Charles C. Dawson
Early 20th century illustrator who played a central role in the culture of African Americans.
Illustrated Americans doing everyday activities.
Illustrator most famous for his work addressing social issues around race by utilizing African-centric imagery.
Painter, draughtsman, printmaker, and author who is considered to be the greatest artist of the German Renaissance.
Artist and teacher whose focus is uplifting the viewer through abstract and emotional pieces.
Known for detailed renderings of automobiles and trains.
Walter Beach Humphrey
American illustrator for "The Saturday Evening Post," "Time," and "Liberty" magazines.
Social realist and visual storyteller who portrayed people of color in a vibrant, geometric style.
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 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.
Best-known for his iconic "Saturday Evening Post" covers, he inspired generations of Americans.
Fifteenth century German painter and engraver whose printmaking influenced numerous old masters.
Best known for illustrating theater scenes and images of the streets of New York City.