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.
American illustrator most famous for his paintings of pin-up models.
Magic Realist illustrator known for his strong sense of design and color.
The first female artist at Charles E. Cooper Studio and a prolific illustrator of children's books.
Mary Jane Begin
Award-winning illustrator best known for her acclaimed children’s picture books.
Illustrator of iconic portraits of African American heroes, angels, and movie stars.
Pen-and-ink artist noted for his drawing style reminiscent of wood engravings.
Illustrator whose work for the New Holland Machine Company spanned thirty years.
Joseph “Joe” Bowler
Prolific magazine illustrator and portraitist.
Briggs used informal poses to create reality in his work.
E. Simms Campbell
The first African American illustrator to have his work nationally syndicated.
A prodigious advertising artist, Childress is best known for illustrating the "Dick and Jane" book series for children.
Illustrator of women’s magazines and advertising campaigns in the 1950s.
American painter, sculptor, and teacher.
Mexican-born caricaturist and illustrator of images from the Harlem Renaissance.
Fashion illustrator under designer Nettie Rosenstein in the 1950s, and as a freelance artist through the 1980s.
Robert M. Cunningham
Illustrator for a variety of America’s leading magazines, using sports themes as a common subject matter.
Charles C. Dawson
Early 20th century illustrator who played a central role in the culture of African Americans.
Successful commercial illustrator and founder of the Famous Artists School.
Known for his distinctive style, English is the most awarded artist in the history of New York City’s Society of Illustrators.