This gallery of illustrations is linked to information about individual artists and the genres and time periods in which they have worked.
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
“As a child I played in the woods a great deal, and I remember how mysterious they can become with a little imagination.”
The Death of Santini
"I believe in the picture as narrative, an image frozen in time that sets the stage for the action that follows, inviting the viewer in and offering up a sense of mystery."
"I believe that the years I spent designing and illustrating book jackets on every conceivable subject was great training for my entry into the world of children’s books."
Abraham Lincoln Comes Home
“A seminal figure in American history, Lincoln reminds us that we can achieve the impossible."
Cover of “The Bonfire of the Vanities”
“I used to feel that book jackets were not serious. I don’t feel that way anymore. When people ask me now if I’m going to start painting again on weekends – in other words, get back to ‘serious’ art – I tell them firmly, ‘No.’”
The Lion & the Mouse
"I am a storyteller at heart."
The Old African
"I've found it interesting to trace how the chapters of my life have knitted themselves into my art."
Women and Madness
"This stirring image of a woman literally becoming undone appeared on the jacket of a provocative feminist work by Phyllis Chesler. It was also published in advertisements for the book in 'The New York Times' and other publications."