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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.

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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. 
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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
Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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 ...more
Grace Slick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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 ...more
Fred Gwynne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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 ...more
Clive Barker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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 ...more
Shepard Fairey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Shepard Fairey is a skateboarder, graphic artist and illustrator.
Bill Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Bill Maudlin was an illustrator.
Harland Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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 ...more
Maurice Sendak is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Maurice Sendak was a writer, illustrator, TV and film producer.
Edward Gorey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Edward St. John Gorey was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and ...more
Quentin Crisp is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Quentin Crisp was an English writer and raconteur. From a conventional suburban background Crisp grew up with effeminate tendencies which he flaunted by parading the streets in make-up and ...more
Michael Emerson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Michael Emerson is an American film and television character actor who is best known for his roles as serial killer William Hinks on The Practice, Benjamin Linus on Lost, Zep Hindle in the first ...more
Ron Palillo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Ronald Gabriel "Ron" Paolillo was an American television and film actor and teacher. He was best known as Arnold Horshack on the ABC sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.
Beatrix Potter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children's books, featuring animals such as those in The Tale of ...more
Hayao Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. Through a career that has spanned five decades, Miyazaki has attained international ...more
Roger Hargreaves is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Charles Roger Hargreaves was an English author and illustrator of children's books, best remembered for the Mr. Men and Little Miss series, intended for very young readers. The simple and ...more
John Bauer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
John Albert Bauer was a Swedish painter and illustrator. His work is concerned with landscape and mythology, but he also composed portraits. He is best known for his illustrations of early ...more
Dav Pilkey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
David Murray "Dav" Pilkey Jr. is a popular American author and illustrator of children's literature. Pilkey is best known as the author and illustrator of the Captain Underpants book ...more
Jean Marzollo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Jean Marzollo is a children's author and illustrator. Born in 1942, she has written over 100 books, including the best-selling, award-winning I SPY series for children, written completely in ...more
Sam Kieth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Sam Kieth is an American comic book writer and illustrator, best known as the creator of The Maxx and Zero Girl.
Wayne White is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Wayne White is an American artist, art director, puppeteer, set designer, animator, cartoonist and illustrator.
Richard Scarry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Richard McClure Scarry was a popular American children's author and illustrator who published over 300 books with total sales of over 100 million units worldwide.
Eric Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Eric Hill
Eric Gordon Hill OBE was a popular English author and illustrator of children's picture books, best known for his character Spot the Dog. His works have been widely praised for their ...more
Marc Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Marc Tolon Brown is an American author and illustrator of children's books. Brown writes as well as illustrates the Arthur book series, and is best known for creating that series and its ...more
Berkeley Breathed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Guy Berkeley "Berke" Breathed is an American cartoonist, children's book author/illustrator, director and screenwriter, best known for Bloom County, a 1980s cartoon-comic strip that ...more