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 Gerda Wegener

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

 2 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.
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 3 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.

 4 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.

 5 Alphonse Mucha

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 24, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivancice, Czechia
Died: July 14, 1939

 6 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.

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 7 Gustave Doré

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 6, 1832
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: January 23, 1883
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 8 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
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 9 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.

 10 Lisa Frank

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

 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

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

 13 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.  

 14 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

 15 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

 16 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

 17 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

 18 R.K. Laxman

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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: October 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mysore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
Died: January 26, 2015

 19 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

 20 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

 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 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.

 23 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

 24 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

 25 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

 26 Erté

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

 27 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

 28 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

 29 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

 30 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

 31 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

 32 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

 33 Theodor Kittelsen

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

 34 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

 35 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

 36 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.

 37 George Cruikshank

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

 38 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

 39 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

 40 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

 41 Michael Whelan

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

 42 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

 43 Frank Tashlin

Frank Tashlin
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Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: February 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 5, 1972

 44 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

 45 Heinrich Lossow

Heinrich Lossow
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 10, 1843
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: May 19, 1897

 46 Renée French

Renée French
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 47 Roland Topor

Roland Topor
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: January 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 16, 1997

 48 Leonor Fini

Leonor Fini
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 30, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: January 18, 1996

 49 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

 50 Lorenzo Lotto

Lorenzo Lotto
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1480 AD
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1557 AD
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