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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

Frédéric Back is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Frédéric Back, OC CQ was a Canadian artist and film director of short animated films. During a long career with Radio-Canada, the French-language service of the Canadian ...more

Lalla Ward is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Lalla Ward is an English actress and author. She is known for her role as Romana in the BBC television series Doctor Who.

Jasika Nicole is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Jasika Nicole Pruitt, known professionally as Jasika Nicole, is an American actress and illustrator from Birmingham, Alabama. She is best known for portraying Astrid Farnsworth in the Fox ...more

David M. Carroll is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
David M. Carroll is an American naturalist, author and illustrator. He has investigated for the endangered species programs of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, the Environmental Protection Agency, ...more

Albert Uderzo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Albert Uderzo is a French comic book artist, and scriptwriter. He is best known for his work on the Astérix series, but also drew other comics such as Oumpah-pah, also in collaboration ...more

Leonard Baskin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Leonard Baskin is a writer and illustrator.

Andy Luckey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Andrew A. Luckey is an American writer, director and producer, primarily of animated works. He also writes and illustrates children's books and Bible studies. Luckey has produced over 300 hours ...more

Paul Coker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Paul Coker is an American illustrator. He has worked in many media, including Mad, character design for Rankin-Bass TV specials such as Frosty the Snowman, and advertising. Coker's first ...more

Sara Fanelli is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Sara Fanelli is a native-Italian British artist and illustrator, best known for her children's picture books.

Chaim Topol is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Chaim Topol, often billed simply as Topol, is an Israeli theatrical and film performer, singer, actor, writer and producer. He has been nominated for an Academy Award and a Tony Award, and has ...more

Brian Froud is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Brian Froud is a writer and an illustrator.

Gary Baseman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Gary Baseman is a film producer and a screenwriter

Bill Peet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Bill Peet, was an American children's book illustrator and a story writer for Disney Studios. He joined Disney in 1937 and worked first on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs near the end of its ...more

Odd Børretzen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Odd Lunde Børretzen was a Norwegian author, illustrator, translator, and one of the most significant text writers, folk singers and artists in Norway.

Pres Romanillos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Priscillano "Pres" Antonio Romanillos was a Hollywood animator who had a long and successful career at studios such as DreamWorks and Walt Disney. He was responsible for breathing life ...more

Bernarda Bryson Shahn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Bernarda Bryson Shahn was an American painter and lithographer. She also wrote and illustrated children's books including The Zoo of Zeus and Gilgamesh. The renowned artist Ben Shahn was her ...more

Tomm Moore is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Tomm Moore is an Irish illustrator, comics artist and filmmaker. He is co-founder of Cartoon Saloon, an animation studio and production company, based in Kilkenny, Ireland. His first two feature ...more

Andy Baker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Andy Baker is an animator and illustrator.

Keith Michell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Keith Michell is an Australian actor, particularly noted for his television and film performances as King Henry VIII of England.

Robert McKimson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Robert Porter "Bob" McKimson, Sr. was an American animator, illustrator, and director best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner ...more

Quentin Blake is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Sir Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, FCSD, FRSL, RDI is an English cartoonist, illustrator and children's writer. He may be known best for illustrating books written by Roald Dahl. For his lasting ...more

Velino Herrera is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Velino Shije Herrera, also known as Ma Pe Wi, was a Pueblo Indian painter.

Maria Sibylla Merian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Maria Sibylla Merian was a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, a descendant of the Frankfurt branch of the Swiss Merian family, founders of one of Europe's largest publishing ...more

Clare Newberry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Clare Newberry was a writer and illustrator.

Marjane Satrapi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Illustrators
Marjane Satrapi is an Iranian-born French graphic novelist, illustrator, film director, and children's book author.