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An illustration is a visualization such as a drawing that stresses subject more than form. The aim of an illustration is to elucidate or decorate. The "Golden Age" of illustration in Europe and America took place in the late 1800s as mass market magazines, and illustrated books had become the dominant media of public consumption. Under the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite painters and emulations of hand-printing techniques by the design-oriented Arts and Crafts Movement, americans such as Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham, Walter Crane and N.C. Wyeth created works which often carried an ethos of neo-mediaevalism and took mythological, fairy-tale or adventure story subjects.   continue on wikipedia  

 



Maria Sibylla Merian   1647-1717   German
 
Georg Dionysius Ehret   1710-1770   German
 
Isaac Cruikshank   1756-1811   English
 
James Gillray   1757-1815   English
 
John James Audubon   1785-1851   West Indian/American
 
George Cruikshank   1792-1878   English
 
William Heath   1795-1840   English
 
Theodore Lane   1800-1828   Illustrator
 
John Leech   1817-1864   English
 
Edward Lear   1818-1888   English
 
Frederick Richard Pickersgill   1820-1900   British
 
Sir John Tenniel   1820-1914   English
 
Felix Octavius Carr Darley   1822-1888   American
 
Henry Heath   1824-1828   English
 
Richard Doyle   1824-1883   English
 
George Du Maurier   1834-1896   British
 
Thomas Nast   1840-1902   German/American
 
C.M. Coolidge   1844-1934   American
 
Walter Crane   1845-1915   English
 
Randolph Caldecott   1846-1886   English
 
Kate Greenaway   1846-1901   English
 
Leslie Ward   1851-1922   British
 
Edwin Austin Abbey   1852-1911   American
 
Howard Pyle   1853-1911   American
 
Maurice Leloir   1853-1940   French
 
Louis John Rhead   1858-1926   French/American
 
F. Cayley Robinson   1862-1927   British
 
Jessie Willcox Smith   1863-1935   American
 
Edward Penfield   1866-1925   American
 
Arthur Rackham   1867-1939   English
 
Charles Dana Gibson   1867-1944   American
 
Charles Robinson   1870-1937   American
 
Maxfield Parrish   1870-1966   American
 
Aubrey Beardsley    1872-1898    English Illustrator
 
Howard Chandler Christy   1873-1952   American
 
J.C. Leyendecker   1874-1951   American
 
Ivan Bilibin   1876-1942   Russian
 
Harrison Fisher   1877-1934   American
 
James Montgomery Flagg   1877-1960   American
 
C. Coles Phillips   1880-1927   American
 
N.C. Wyeth   1882-1945   American
 
Edmund Dulac   1882-1953   French
 
Willy Pogany   1882-1955   Hungarian/American
 
Edward Julius Detmold   1883-1957   English
 
Frank R. Paul   1884-1963   Austrian/American
 
Harry Clarke   1889-1931   Irish
 
Dean Cornwell   1892-1960   American
 
Norman Rockwell   1894-1978   American
 
Josef Fenneker   1895-1956   Illustrator
 
Alberto Vargas   1896-1982   Peruvian/American
 
M.C. Escher   1898-1972   Dutch
 
Saul Steinberg   1914-1999   Romanian/American
 
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