Person List of Famous Illustrators

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List of famous illustrators, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top illustrators in the world? This includes the most prominent illustrators, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable illustrators is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic illustrators were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned illustrators.

List features Andy Warhol, Hayao Miyazaki and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known illustrators to the lesser known illustrators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the illustrator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous illustrators ever?" and "What are the names of famous illustrators?" then you're in the right place. 
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Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1928-1987)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Chelsea Girls, Empire, Mario Banana I, Blow Job

Also Ranked

#356 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#483 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#17 on The Most Influential People in Fashion

#166 on Saddest Deaths Ever

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Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books, which he wrote and illustrated under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone. Geisel published 46 ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1904-1991)

Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Illustrator, Poet, Songwriter, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Horton Hears a Who!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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#19 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#115 on The Best Writers of All Time

#135 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#91 on The Best Novelists of All Time

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Grace Slick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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Grace Slick is an American singer, songwriter, artist, and former model, best known as one of the lead singers of the rock groups The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship, as well as for her work as a solo artist from the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s. She is considered ...more

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Age: 76

Birthplace: USA, Highland Park, Illinois

Profession: Illustrator, Painter, Songwriter, Musician Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: American Hustle, Platoon, Sesame Street, The Game

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#91 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#180 on The Best Singers of All Time

#112 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#214 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Fred Gwynne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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Frederick Hubbard "Fred" Gwynne was an American actor. Gwynne was best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and The Munsters, as well as his later roles in Pet Sematary, The Cotton Club and My Cousin Vinny. He was recognized for his distinctive bass-baritone voice. ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1926-1993)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Illustrator, Painter, Actor, Singer Writer

Credits: The Munsters^! Pet Sematary^! My Cousin Vinny^! Car 54^! Where Are You?

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#400 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#573 on The Best Actors in Film History

#212 on The Funniest People of All Time

#63 on The Best TV Actors of All-Time

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Clive Barker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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Clive Barker is an English writer, film director, and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories known as the Books of Blood which established him as a leading young horror writer. He has since ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Profession: Illustrator, Painter, Film Producer, Screenwriter Author, + more

Credits: Hellraiser, Candyman, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Dread, + more

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#7 on The All-Time Greatest Horror Writers

#111 on The Best Fantasy Authors

#49 on The Best Gay Authors

#441 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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Shepard Fairey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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Shepard Fairey is a skateboarder, graphic artist and illustrator. ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Illustrator, Designer, Graphic Designer, Contemporary artist Artist

Credits: Beautiful Losers

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#229 on 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School

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Bill Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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Bill Maudlin was an illustrator. ...more

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Age: Died at 82 (1921-2003)

Birthplace: Mountain Park, New Mexico, United States of America

Profession: Illustrator, Soldier, Screenwriter, Cartoonist Actor, + more

Credits: The Red Badge of Courage, Up Front

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#144 on The Most Influential People of the Second World War

#8 on Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

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Harland Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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Harland Williams was born in Toronto, Ontario, where he worked for five years as a forest ranger before moving to Los Angeles to pursue comedy. He has had a number of very memorable film roles including Dumb & Dumber, Half Baked, Superstar, Down Periscope, Because of Winn-Dixie, Big Money Hustlas, ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Profession: Illustrator, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter Author, + more

Credits: There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Meet the Robinsons Wag the Dog, + more

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#515 on The Funniest People of All Time

#34 on The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

#261 on 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School

#51 on Famous People Whose Last Name Is Williams

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