This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
Julian Allen was best known for his ability to create realistic, convincing portrayals of unwitnessed events.
A noted painter, illustrator, sculptor, teacher, and muralist whose work covered subjects of race, religion, civil rights, and everyday life in the south.
A poet, teacher, artist, and writer whose work appeared in numerous journals during the Harlem Renaissance.
Cartoonist for "The New Yorker" whose work has also appeared in numerous books and magazines.
Illustrator who revolutionized children's book design at the turn of the century.
Prominent French-British artist who worked during the last years of the Golden Age of Illustration.
Powerful 20th century American illustrator, painter and teacher.
Graphic artist who worked in the Black Panther Party in the 70s.
Contemporary illustrator best known for painting detailed covers for mystery novels.
Illustrator of comic strips and books; first Black artist to win the Caldecott Medal.
James Montgomery Flagg
Flagg created the iconic World War I poster, "I Want YOU for the U.S. Army."
Artist and teacher whose focus is uplifting the viewer through abstract and emotional pieces.
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera created Saturday morning cartoons.
Jetter uses visual memoir to tell personal stories and addresses political and social concerns.
Prolific illustrator and visual reporter primarily known for his humorous caricatures in major magazines.
Aviation illustrator and author who served as an official artist for the United States Army Air Forces.
Creator of pulp and popular magazine illustrations who later painted historical events and the American West.
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.
Long-time illustrator for "National Geographic Society Magazine."