Category: Illustrators

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This category contains profiles of individuals who worked in this occupation.

Illustration dates back to the ancient practice of wood-block cutting, in which a design was drawn directly on a block of wood, and then the white space of the intended print was meticulously cut away, thus destroying the original drawing. From the American Civil War, it became possible to transfer a paper drawing photographically to the wood block, where the engraver's skill was still equal to the artist's, and both would sign the work.

In modern times, illustration became a paid skill for mass-produced commercial publications, primarily periodicals. From the early 1880s, the invention of line or half-tone mechanical photoengraving greatly expanded the field for illustrators. By 1900, leading periodicals such as Harper's, Century, and McClure's, were able to reproduce good quality halftone reproductions, and so began to make lavish use of illustrations.

Here are profile pages for famous illustrators. Some of the profiles feature high-quality scans of their drawings which can be sent as free art e-cards. Simply click a "send as e-card" link beneath an illustration or image.

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B

Privacy Level: Open (White) 20 Apr 1828 Greenwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom - 28 Dec 1892
Privacy Level: Open (White) 29 Sep 1923 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - 26 Nov 2005
Privacy Level: Open (White) 19 Jan 1869 Ladyrath, Rathkenny, Meath, Ireland - 18 Jul 1918
Privacy Level: Open (White) 08 Mar 1907 Breda, Noord-Brabant, Nederland - 01 Jan 1990
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1815 Lambeth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom - 08 Jul 1882
Privacy Level: Open (White) 28 Aug 1915 - 18 Jun 2008
Privacy Level: Open (White) 11 Dec 1927 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States - 10 Jan 2002

C

Privacy Level: Open (White) 02 Aug 1921 Webster Township, Hamilton, Iowa, United States - 23 Apr 2013
Privacy Level: Open (White) 27 Sep 1792 London, England - 01 Feb 1878

D

Privacy Level: Open (White) 22 Aug 1894 The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands - 01 Aug 1973
Privacy Level: Open (White) 22 Oct 1822 London, England - 03 Dec 1892
Privacy Level: Open (White) 18 Sep 1824 London, England - 10 Dec 1883

E

Privacy Level: Open (White) 26 Apr 1916 Manhattan, New York, USA - 20 Jul 2000
Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 Mar 1914 St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States - 29 Feb 1980
Privacy Level: Public (Green) 07 Jul 1912 Frankfurt, Germany - 16 Jul 2008
Privacy Level: Open (White) 17 Jun 1898 Leeuwarden, Friesland, Nederland - 27 Mar 1972

F

Privacy Level: Open (White) 27 Jul 1875 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States - 19 Jan 1934
Privacy Level: Open (White) 05 Oct 1928 Memphis, Tennessee, United States - 19 Nov 1974
Privacy Level: Open (White) 03 Nov 1908 Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States - 26 Nov 1998

G

Privacy Level: Open (White) 14 Oct 1876 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - 31 Jan 1936
Privacy Level: Open (White) 03 Jul 1873 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - 13 Sep 1925
Privacy Level: Open (White) 26 Jul 1923 Pennsylvania, United States - 24 Feb 2012

H

Privacy Level: Open (White) 09 May 1935 Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom - 11 Sep 1988
Privacy Level: Open (White) 21 Aug 1856 Newark, New Jersey - 08 Jan 1925
Privacy Level: Open (White) 18 May 1910 Los Angeles, California, USA - 27 Feb 2009
Privacy Level: Open (White) 07 Feb 1888 Bruxelles, Brabant, Belgique - 30 Aug 1992
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 30 Mar 1865 Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA - abt 22 Nov 1940

J

Privacy Level: Open (White) 06 Aug 1865 Richmond, Surrey, England, United Kingdom - 08 Mar 1916
Privacy Level: Open (White) 09 Aug 1914 Helsingfors, Nylands Län, Finland - 27 Jun 2001

K

Privacy Level: Open (White) 06 Apr 1926 Riga County, Latvia - 31 Jan 2000
Privacy Level: Open (White) 11 Mar 1916 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States - 06 May 1983
Privacy Level: Open (White) 03 Feb 1914 Mountain Rd, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand - 03 Jul 1994
Privacy Level: Open (White) 21 Jun 1882 Tarrytown, New York - 13 Mar 1971
Privacy Level: Open (White) 22 May 1910 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands - 20 Jan 1966

L

Privacy Level: Open (White) 29 Aug 1817 Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 29 Oct 1864
Privacy Level: Open (White) 19 Jan 1876 Germany - 19 Apr 1924
Privacy Level: Open (White) 23 Mar 1874 Montabaur, Unterwesterwaldkreis, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany - 25 Jul 1951
Privacy Level: Open (White) 13 Aug 1867 Williamsport, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States - 29 Oct 1933
Privacy Level: Open (White) abt 16 Apr 1649 Amsterdam, Koninkrijk der Nederlanden - abt 05 Apr 1712

M

Privacy Level: Open (White) 06 Sep 1932 Nelson, British Columbia, Canada - 13 May 2020
Privacy Level: Open (White) 02 Feb 1916 Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA - 19 Mar 1993
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1880 Finchley, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 16 Dec 1955
Privacy Level: Open (White) 1900 Budapest, Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun, Hungary - 1968
Privacy Level: Open (White) 24 Apr 1911 Union City, Darke, Ohio, United States - 12 Aug 1986
Privacy Level: Open (White) 08 Jun 1829 Southampton, Hampshire, England - 13 Aug 1896
Privacy Level: Open (White) 24 Jul 1860 Ivančice, Brno-Venkov, South Moravia, Czech Republic - 14 Jul 1939

O

Privacy Level: Open (White) 25 May 1916 Ruislip, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 30 Sep 2002

P

Privacy Level: Open (White) 25 Jul 1870 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - 30 Mar 1966
Privacy Level: Open (White) 29 Jan 1915 Grandview, Indiana, USA - 11 May 2002
Privacy Level: Open (White) 19 Apr 1895 Den Helder, Noord-Holland, Nederland - 24 Nov 1987
Privacy Level: Open (White) 18 Oct 1875 Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine, United States - 1935
Privacy Level: Open (White) 05 Mar 1853 Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States - 09 Nov 1911

R

Privacy Level: Open (White) 29 Nov 1897 Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, USA - abt 24 Nov 1972
Privacy Level: Open (White) 13 Sep 1907 London, England, United Kingdom - 24 Jan 1995
Privacy Level: Open (White) 04 Oct 1861 Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, USA - 26 Dec 1909
Privacy Level: Open (White) 03 Feb 1894 New York City, New York, USA - 08 Nov 1978
Privacy Level: Open (White) 10 Jun 1873 Fairmount, Grant, Indiana, United States - 20 Aug 1966

S

Privacy Level: Open (White) 05 Jun 1919 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States - 30 Apr 1994

S cont.

Privacy Level: Open (White) 10 Jun 1928 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States - 08 May 2012
Privacy Level: Open (White) 25 Sep 1930 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States - 10 May 1999
Privacy Level: Open (White) 16 Feb 1878 Pimlico, London - 18 Sep 1951
Privacy Level: Open (White) 08 Sep 1863 Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - 03 May 1935
Privacy Level: Open (White) 28 Jul 1915 Fremont, Sandusky, Ohio, United States - 10 May 2000
Privacy Level: Open (White) 14 Nov 1907 Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States - 03 Oct 2003
Privacy Level: Open (White) 17 Apr 1912 New York, New York, United States - 22 May 1995

T

Privacy Level: Open (White) 03 Apr 1893 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Privacy Level: Open (White) 24 Nov 1864 Albi, Tarn, France - 09 Sep 1901

W

Privacy Level: Open (White) 24 Sep 1909 St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States - 05 Sep 1956
Privacy Level: Open (White) 02 Oct 1828 London, England - 06 Apr 1891
Privacy Level: Open (White) 22 Apr 1887 Minden, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany - 27 May 1974
Privacy Level: Open (White) 16 Apr 1912 New York City, New York, United States - 08 May 1996
Privacy Level: Open (White) 02 Jul 1914 Kansas City, Missouri, United States - 11 Apr 1964

Privacy Level: Open (White) 10 Apr 1936 日本大阪府大阪市 - 07 Oct 2019

Privacy Level: Open (White) 20 Mar 1926 日本島根県鹿足郡津和野 - 24 Dec 2020

Privacy Level: Open (White) 10 Jan 1964 日本東京都 - 17 Apr 2021

Privacy Level: Open (White) 1947 日本大阪府 - 24 Apr 2020

Privacy Level: Open (White) 1947 日本東京都 - 18 Feb 2003

Privacy Level: Open (White) 15 May 1933 日本京都府 - 20 Dec 1997
Privacy Level: Open (White) 23 Feb 1934 日本長野県長野市 - 08 Mar 1997

Privacy Level: Open (White) 05 Apr 1932 日本愛知県岡崎市 - 18 Feb 2010
 
 




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