This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
Artist, art historian, theorist, and re-discoverer of Dynamic Symmetry and the “Golden Ratio.”
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera created Saturday morning cartoons.
Despite facing obstacles as a female illustrator at the turn of the century, she gained national recognition for her work.
Known for detailed renderings of automobiles and trains.
An artist of Trinidadian descent, Holder painted, acted in films, and broke barriers on Broadway.
Known for her black-and-white wash drawings used as advertisements for Lord & Taylor.
Best-known for his series of portraits of Tuskegee Airmen from World War II.
Illustrator of spare and finely calculated renderings of urban and rural America.
Walter Beach Humphrey
American illustrator for "The Saturday Evening Post," "Time," and "Liberty" magazines.
American illustrator whose portrayals of rosy-cheeked children appeared in calendars, magazines, and children's books.
Animator who worked at Disney, Warner Bros., and Hanna-Barbera.
Sigismund de Ivanowski
Painter and illustrator recognized for his garden scenes, cityscapes, and portraits.
Polish illustrator of dark fantasy worlds he creates for books and games.
Jetter uses visual memoir to tell personal stories and addresses political and social concerns.
Malvin Gray Johnson
Painter who reimagined the African-American spiritual and depicted Harlem street scenes.
Loïs Mailou Jones
An influential figure of the Harlem Renaissance movement and mentor of African American artists.
Prolific illustrator and visual reporter primarily known for his humorous caricatures in major magazines.
Former Marine and illustrator for "The Black Panther" newspaper who later became a sculptor and gallery owner.
Best known for political cartoons and book illustrations for "Huckleberry Finn" and "Uncle Tom’s Cabin."
A pioneer of the “California Style” school of painting, Kingman was an influential teacher of illustration.