This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
J.C. Leyendecker rose to fame as the creator of elegant artworks for mass publication.
Popular illustrator of commercial products, magazines, and books in the early 20th century.
Award-winning illustrator for a wide variety of clients; most famous for his portrait of Malcolm X.
Groundbreaking modernist designer and children’s book illustrator who emerged as one of the international design community's most influential pathfinders and bridge-builders.
Distinguished mid-20th century illustrator of books and periodicals.
Award-winning fantasy artist whose work is on books by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, and more.
Prolific oil painter who has illustrated books, magazines, postage stamps, and his own fantasy novel.
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.
American artist well-known for her fashion illustration and portraiture, and whose work has been featured both in the US and abroad.
Created many cover illustrations and pastel drawings of strong and spirited American women.
Illustrator and designer of magazines, costumes, and stage productions.
An influential mid-20th century illustrator known for her vibrant psychedelic style art.
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.
Ground-breaking illustrator most famous for her Kewpie creations.
American illustrator and writer; member of the Brandywine School.
Maxfield Parrish illustrated poetic narratives set in other-worldly landscapes.
A visual journalist, illustrator, and educator who focuses on direct, on location drawing and painting.
Illustrator best-known for his distinct style which he incorporated into film posters and advertisements.