This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
J.C. Leyendecker rose to fame as the creator of elegant artworks for mass publication.
Frank Xavier Leyendecker
Popular illustrator of commercial products, magazines, and books in the early 20th century.
Award-winning illustrator for a wide variety of clients; most famous for his portrait of Malcolm X.
Loomis created a series of instructional publications which have influenced generations of artists.
Creator of pulp and popular magazine illustrations who later painted historical events and the American West.
Distinguished mid-20th century illustrator of books and periodicals.
American realist painter and comic illustrator; one of "The Eight."
Award-winning author/artist who depicts how things work—from simple gadgets to monumental structures.
Twentieth century American illustrator best known for his cover work for crime noir novels.
Award-winning fantasy artist whose work is on books by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, and more.
Prolific oil painter who has illustrated books, magazines, postage stamps, and his own fantasy novel.
A dedicated illustrator who transformed the art of the book with unique imagery that defied convention.
British Romantic painter known for depicting apocalyptic themes.
An illustrator who has influenced cartoonists and animators throughout the Twentieth Century.
Prolific painter of pulp covers and film posters.
Author and illustrator most famous for his collaboration with Dr. Seuss and the Beginner Books imprint series.
Created many cover illustrations and pastel drawings of strong and spirited American women.
Pioneer of copyright ownership for comic book artists; creator of many comic book series, including "Hellboy."
Celebrated Black Americans through biographical cartoons in the "Pittsburgh Courier" newspaper.
Scottish illustrator beloved during his lifetime for children's book and fantasy illustrations.