This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
Artist whose experience as a professional athlete helped influence the subject and flow of his work.
One of America’s foremost artists who created visual narratives inspired by African American history.
Illustrator whose work was filled with themes of danger, pleasure, and intrigue.
A poet, teacher, artist, and writer whose work appeared in numerous journals during the Harlem Renaissance.
Illustrator of iconic portraits of African American heroes, angels, and movie stars.
Illustrator whose work for the New Holland Machine Company spanned thirty years.
Art teacher, commercial illustrator, and self-titled "Big Shot West Coast Artist."
Known for his Depression-era artworks that addressed injustice and the African American experience.
Fashion illustrator under designer Nettie Rosenstein in the 1950s, and as a freelance artist through the 1980s.
Charles C. Dawson
Early 20th century illustrator who played a central role in the culture of African Americans.
A master lithographer and noted painter of landscapes in watercolor and oil.
One of the most-awarded fantasy and science fiction artists in contemporary illustration.
One of today's most beloved fantasy artists, Giancola paints in a classical style.
Artist and illustrator best known for his work with cardboard.
Artist and teacher whose focus is uplifting the viewer through abstract and emotional pieces.
Known for her black-and-white wash drawings used as advertisements for Lord & Taylor.
Best-known for his series of portraits of Tuskegee Airmen from World War II.
Sigismund de Ivanowski
Painter and illustrator recognized for his garden scenes, cityscapes, and portraits.
Malvin Gray Johnson
Painter who reimagined the African-American spiritual and depicted Harlem street scenes.
Prolific illustrator and visual reporter primarily known for his humorous caricatures in major magazines.