HBC has collected quite a bit of information on illustrators who have drawn images of children over the years. The earliest illustrator of children's images is probanly Kate Greenway and her classisal drawings. One of the first important Anmericam illustrators is Reginald Birch and his illustrations for Little Lord Fauntleroy. By the turn of the 20th century, advances in color lithograpy provided illistrators to present thir work ditrectly to the public. The result was some of the most beautiful illustrations of childhood ever produced--the Golden Age of Illustrtions. Some of the illustrators provie rather mundane drawings. Others illustrations provide wionderful insights into childhood and the clothes worn by children. Unfortunately, relatively little information is available on may of these artists. This is in part because illustrators are not often regarded as serious artists by art historians. The images that they produce, however, have in many cases had a greater cultural impact than that of the great masters. We know most about American and English illustrators. Hopefully HBC reades will provide us information about important illustrators in their countries so we can broaden the scope of our assessment.
Here is our master list of illustrators, arranged alphabetically. We have cmpiled a list of the best known illustrators. We would welcome, however, ant additional suggestins from HBC readers about illustrators that they believe should be included on our list.
Here we have listed illustrators by country to facilitate access when studying the children's literature of specificic countries. Here we know most about American and English illustrators, but we are thanks to our readers finding out more anout other, mostly European illustrators.
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