Famous Illustrators from the United States

List of notable or famous illustrators from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top illustrators born in the United States and even some popular illustrators who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American illustrators then this list is the perfect resource for you. These illustrators are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known illustrator from the United States is included when available.

Examples of people on this list: Andy Warhol, Dav Pilkey and more.

This historic illustrators from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American illustrators of note?" and "Who are the most famous illustrators from the United States?" These prominent illustrators of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American illustrators.

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  • Andy Warhol
    Dec. at 58 (1928-1987)
    • Birthplace: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America
    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 ...more
  • Shepard Fairey

    Shepard Fairey

    Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America
    Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator, and founder of OBEY Clothing who emerged from the skateboarding ...more
  • Bill Mauldin
    Dec. at 81 (1921-2003)
    • Birthplace: Mountain Park, New Mexico, United States of America
    William Henry "Bill" Mauldin (; October 29, 1921 – January 22, 2003) was an American editorial cartoonist who won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. He was most famous for his World War II cartoons ...more
  • Maurice Sendak
    Dec. at 83 (1928-2012)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    Maurice Bernard Sendak (; June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in ...more
  • Edward Gorey
    Dec. at 75 (1925-2000)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
    Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling ...more
  • Dav Pilkey
    Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
    David Murray "Dav" Pilkey Jr. (; born March 4, 1966) is an American cartoonist, author and illustrator of children's literature. Pilkey is best known as the author and illustrator of the children's ...more