This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
Author/illustrator who hoped to encourage those who are struggling to find meaning in their lives.
His long career encompasses story illustrations for pulp magazines, advertising, and historical depiction.
Author, illustrator, and teacher known for her work with children's books.
Twentieth century American illustrator best known for his cover work for crime noir novels.
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.
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.
Acclaimed illustrator of covers for best-selling books; inspired by history, art, science, and the natural world.
An influential mid-20th century illustrator known for her vibrant psychedelic style art.
Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses)
Known for her painted scenes of rural life in America, Moses began her art career at age 78.
Contemporary illustrator and author focusing on the interconnectivity of the human experience in America.
American illustrator and author of children’s books known for her great variety of mediums and methods.
Known for drawings and watercolors during the 1960s and 1970s, she embraced digital art in the 1980s.
Ground-breaking illustrator most famous for her Kewpie creations.
A Caldecott Award-winning illustrator whose picture books reflect a passion for life.
Illustrator of children’s books focusing on African American figures in history, politics, sports, and the arts.
Best-known for his iconic "Saturday Evening Post" covers, he inspired generations of Americans.
Alex Ross (Nelson Alexander Ross)
Ross has revitalized classic superheroes into works of fine art.
Illustrator of fairytale picture books and young adult novels.