This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
A noted painter, illustrator, sculptor, teacher, and muralist whose work covered subjects of race, religion, civil rights, and everyday life in the south.
American illustrator most famous for his paintings of pin-up models.
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 of iconic portraits of African American heroes, angels, and movie stars.
Illustrator whose work for the New Holland Machine Company spanned thirty years.
Joseph “Joe” Bowler
Prolific magazine illustrator and portraitist.
Art teacher, commercial illustrator, and self-titled "Big Shot West Coast Artist."
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.
Prominent French-British artist who worked during the last years of the Golden Age of Illustration.
Painter, draughtsman, printmaker, and author who is considered to be the greatest artist of the German Renaissance.
One of today's most beloved fantasy artists, Giancola paints in a classical style.
Artist and teacher whose focus is uplifting the viewer through abstract and emotional pieces.
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.
Prolific illustrator of children’s books, magazines, greeting cards, and theater posters.
Social realist and visual storyteller who portrayed people of color in a vibrant, geometric style.