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.
American illustrator most famous for his paintings of pin-up models.
Hungarian-born children's book illustrator, commercial illustrator, and animator.
Artist whose experience as a professional athlete helped influence the subject and flow of his work.
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.
Art teacher, commercial illustrator, and self-titled "Big Shot West Coast Artist."
One of the most popular fantasy artists of his generation, Brom's work is filled with haunting themes.
A prodigious advertising artist, Childress is best known for illustrating the "Dick and Jane" book series for children.
R. Gregory Christie
Children's book author, animator, and popular illustrator of jazz album covers.
Illustrator of women’s magazines and advertising campaigns in the 1950s.
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.
Surrealist painter who created a new art form of interpretive landscapes and portraits.
Engraver, illustrator, and the youngest of the Dalziel Brothers.
Charles C. Dawson
Early 20th century illustrator who played a central role in the culture of African Americans.