Illustrators

An artist who supports a writing or some concept by sketching/drawing a visual representation explaining the content of the said text or idea. Illustration has been used for a long time to elucidate difficult concepts that are difficult to describe through written text. Here is a list of some of the famous illustrators.
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 1 David Bromstad

David Bromstad.
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Famous As: TV Personality
Birthdate: August 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cokato, Minnesota, United States
David Bromstad is an American television personality and designer who won the first season of the popular reality competition TV show HGTV Design Star in 2006. After winning the show, he landed an opportunity to host his own television shows on HGTV. He also has a line of accessories and home furniture available through Grandin Road.

 2 Derren Brown

Derren Brown.
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Famous As: Illusionist
Birthdate: February 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Croydon, London, England

British illusionist Derren Brown was first drawn to the world of magic after watching a hypnotism show at the University of Bristol. The star of the long-running show Mind Control, Brown has participated in stage shows and written books, mostly with the aim of debunking the claims of false psychics.

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 3 Gerda Wegener

Gerda Wegener.
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: March 15, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammelev, Denmark
Died: July 28, 1940

 4 Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 12, 1828
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 9, 1882

Known for founding the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a legendary poet and painter of the 19th century. His illustrations also adorned the books of his poet sister Christina Rossetti. Known for volumes such as The House of Life, he also influenced the Aesthetic movement.

 5 Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré.
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 6, 1832
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: January 23, 1883

Best known for his wood-engraving, Gustave Doré was a child prodigy who began his artwork at the tender age of 5. A master lithographer and caricaturist, he began his career with Journal pour Rire. He also worked on commissions from authors such as Cervantes, Milton, and Dante.

 6 Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 24, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivancice, Czechia
Died: July 14, 1939
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 7 Hiromu Arakawa

Hiromu Arakawa.
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Famous As: Manga Artist
Birthdate: May 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Makubetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
Raised on a farm, Hiromu Arakawa realized her potential as a manga artist early in life and thus went to Tokyo to try her luck. The Shogakugan Manga Award-winning artist is now known for her internationally renowned Fullmetal Alchemist manga series, which has given birth to an entire franchise.
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 8 Frank Frazetta

Frank Frazetta
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 10, 2010
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 9 Tyrus Wong

Tyrus Wong
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: October 25, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taishan, Guangdong, Jiangmen, China
Died: December 30, 2016

 10 Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley.
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: August 21, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: March 16, 1898

Aubrey Beardsley was an English illustrator and author, whose works emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. A leading figure in the aesthetic movement, he was deeply influenced by black ink drawings. He attended classes at the Westminster School of Art before beginning his career as an artist. He was considered an eccentric person.  

 11 Gene Deitch

Gene Deitch
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Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: August 8, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 16, 2020

 12 Lisa Hanawalt

Lisa Hanawalt.
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Famous As: Cartoonists
Birthdate: June 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States

 13 Maxfield Parrish

Maxfield Parrish
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 25, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 30, 1966

 14 Pierre Bonnard

Pierre Bonnard.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 3, 1867
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
Died: January 23, 1947

French painter Pierre Bonnard was part of Les Nabis and later led the Intimists. Known for his love for bright colors, he painted a range of subjects, from domestic scenes to nudes, and could even paint from memory. Though a womanizer, Bonnard was married to his muse Marthe de Méligny.

 15 Djuna Barnes

Djuna Barnes
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: June 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Storm King Mountain, New York, United States
Died: June 18, 1982

 16 John Tenniel

John Tenniel
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: February 28, 1820
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bayswater, London, England
Died: February 25, 1914

 17 Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik
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Famous As: Mythographer
Birthdate: December 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Indian mythologist and author Devdutt Pattanaik has redefined the genres of Indian folklore, legends and myths by retelling ancient tales through his books. A qualified physician, he later studied comparative mythology and penned bestsellers such as My Gita. His shows, such as Business Sutra and Devlok, have been hits, too.

 18 W. S. Gilbert

W. S. Gilbert
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Famous As: Dramatist
Birthdate: November 18, 1836
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Southampton Street, London, England
Died: May 29, 1911

 19 Jan Berenstain

Jan Berenstain
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 24, 2012

 20 Christopher Tolkien

Christopher Tolkien.
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Famous As: English editor
Birthdate: November 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: January 16, 2020

Christopher Tolkien was a French and English academic editor. The son of legendary author J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher edited much of his father's work, which was published after his father's demise. Christopher Tolkien is also credited with drawing the original maps in, The Lord of the Rings, one of his father's highly acclaimed novels.

 21 James Tissot

James Tissot
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 15, 1836
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: August 8, 1902

 22 N. C. Wyeth

N. C. Wyeth
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 22, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Needham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 19, 1945

 23 Erté

Erté
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 23, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: April 21, 1990

Russian-French designer and artist Romain de Tirtoff, better known as Erté, not just designed clothes but also created sets, costumes, and posters for opera and ballet performances. He had worked for Harper’s Bazaar and the Folies-Bergère, and had also penned quite a few books on design and illustration.

 24 Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 18, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: June 3, 1967

 25 Tasha Tudor

Tasha Tudor
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: August 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 18, 2008

 26 Natalie Babbitt

Natalie Babbitt
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: October 31, 2016

 27 John Bauer

John Bauer
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 4, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jönköping, Sweden
Died: November 20, 1918

 28 Lisa Frank

Lisa Frank
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: April 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States

 29 H. A. Rey

H. A. Rey
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: September 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: August 26, 1977

 30 Charles Dana Gibson

Charles Dana Gibson
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: September 14, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 23, 1944

 31 Theodor Kittelsen

Theodor Kittelsen
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Famous As: Artist, illustrator
Birthdate: April 27, 1857
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kragerø, Norway
Died: January 21, 1914

 32 Saul Steinberg

Saul Steinberg
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Famous As: Comics artist, Painter, Illustrator
Birthdate: June 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Râmnicu Sărat, Romania
Died: May 12, 1999

A qualified architect, Saul Steinberg later established himself as a cartoonist and an illustrator and is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker. Born to Jewish parents in Romania, he escaped to the U.S. in the wake of anti-Semitic attacks. He also designed advertisements, murals, and theater sets.

 33 George Cruikshank

George Cruikshank
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Famous As: Caricaturist
Birthdate: September 27, 1792
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 1, 1878

 34 Alien Huang

Alien Huang
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: November 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan
Died: September 16, 2020

 35 Jakub Rozalski

Jakub Rozalski
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1981 AD
Birthplace: Koszalin, Poland

 36 Gustave Moreau

Gustave Moreau
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: April 6, 1826
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 18, 1898

French Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau is best remembered for his erotic paintings of mythological and religious figures. His works were deeply influenced by Théodore Chassériau, his teacher, and later by the Italian Renaissance. The Apparition and Jupiter and Sémélé remain two of his best-known works.

 37 Ralph McQuarrie

Ralph McQuarrie
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: June 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: March 3, 2012

 38 Andrew Loomis

Andrew Loomis
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: June 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: May 25, 1959

 39 Kseniya Simonova

Kseniya Simonova
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yevpatoria, Ukraine

 40 Ivan Bilibin

Ivan Bilibin
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: August 16, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 7, 1942

 41 Rockwell Kent

Rockwell Kent
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 21, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tarrytown, New York, United States
Died: March 13, 1971

 42 Austin Peck

Austin Peck
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Famous As: Actor, Taekwondo practitioner
Birthdate: April 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

 43 Mervyn Peake

Mervyn Peake
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 9, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kuling, China
Died: November 17, 1968

 44 Roger Hargreaves

Roger Hargreaves
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, England
Died: September 11, 1988

 45 Lena Anderson

Lena Anderson
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Famous As: Illustrator, Writer
Birthdate: May 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 46 Jessie Willcox Smith

Jessie Willcox Smith
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: September 6, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 3, 1935

 47 Robert W. Chambers

Robert W. Chambers
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: May 26, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 16, 1933

 48 Bill Peet

Bill Peet
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: January 29, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grandview, Indiana, United States
Died: May 11, 2002

 49 Michael Whelan

Michael Whelan
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: June 29, 0000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Culver City, California, United States

 50 Margret Rey

Margret Rey
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 16, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: December 21, 1996
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