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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

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Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Theodor Seuss Geisel ( or (listen); March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American children's author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He is ...more

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Grace Slick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Grace Barnett Wing Slick (born October 30, 1939) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, artist and former model, widely known in rock and roll history for her role in San Francisco's ...more

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Fred Gwynne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Frederick Hubbard Gwynne (July 10, 1926 – July 2, 1993) was an American actor, artist and author. Gwynne was best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and as Herman ...more

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Clive Barker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English writer, film director, and visual artist. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories, the Books of Blood, which ...more

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Shepard Fairey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Shepard Fairey
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

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Bill Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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 ...more
Harland Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Harland Reesor Williams (born November 14, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer, author, artist, musician and radio personality.

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Maurice Sendak is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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 ...more
Edward Gorey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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 ...more

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Quentin Crisp is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt; (1908-12-25)25 December 1908 – (1999-11-21)21 November 1999) was an English writer, raconteur and actor. From a conventional suburban background, Crisp ...more

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Michael Emerson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Michael Emerson is an American film and television 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 Saw film, ...more

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Ron Palillo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Ronald Gabriel Palillo (April 2, 1949 – August 14, 2012) was an American actor and teacher. He was best known for his role as the endearingly dim-witted character Arnold Horshack on the ABC ...more
Beatrix Potter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Beatrix Potter (, US , 28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as ...more
Hayao Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿, Miyazaki Hayao, born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese animator, filmmaker, screenwriter, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, ...more
Roger Hargreaves is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Charles Roger Hargreaves (9 May 1935 – 11 September 1988) was an English author and illustrator of children's books, best remembered for the Mr. Men and Little Miss series, intended for very ...more
John Bauer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
John Bauer may refer to: John Bauer (illustrator) (1882–1918), Swedish painter and illustrator John Bauer (potter), South African ceramicist and artist John Bauer (American painter), artist ...more
Dav Pilkey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
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 ...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 (born January 11, 1963) is an American comics artist and writer, 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.

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Richard Scarry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Richard McClure Scarry (June 5, 1919 – April 30, 1994) was an American children's author and illustrator who published over 300 books with total sales of over 100 million worldwide.
Eric Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Eric Hill
Eric Gordon Hill (7 September 1927 – 6 June 2014) was an English author and illustrator of children's picture books, best known for his puppy character named Spot. His works have been widely ...more
Marc Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Marc Tolon Brown (born November 25, 1946) 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 ...more
Berkeley Breathed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Guy Berkeley "Berke" Breathed (; born June 21, 1957) is an American cartoonist, children's book creator, director and screenwriter, best known for his comic strips Bloom County, ...more