Not many artists are known throughout the world for illustrations. However, there are a few illustrators that have made their name in this field with the depictions of different types of societies, cultures, people, and social happenings. Most of these famous names have been known since the 18th century and are a popular figure for students who want to become an illustrator. Let’s have a look at some of the famous illustrator artists.
Charles M. Schultz
One of the most famous names as an Illustrator, he is one of the most renowned influencers in the field of illustration and is known to be the godfather of daily strip comics. He is widely known around for his most famous comic strip creation “Peanuts.” Charles was also responsible for influencing Bill Watterson (of Calvin & Hobbes fame) and has been the benchmark of success in the field of illustration. Peanuts are most likely the most syndicated, most translated, most merchandized, most awarded, and most influential comics ever created and possibly the longest-running by a single author. Charles M Schultz has earned around $1.1 billion over his lifetime, and his famous illustration has been running over five decades.
He is one of the lesser-known illustrators, but his work speaks a lot for him. Corben’s work abounds in popular culture and is instantly recognizable, even if you don’t know the name. Amongst his immense body of work, there’s at least one individual piece that you’ll probably recognize. Corben had a mastery of the graphic novel sphere, but his work there has received no end of praise from other top illustrators. One of the most famous illustrators, H.R. Geiger, called him a maestro due to his excellent work.
He is one of the great illustrators who worked as a poet and creating illustrations for them. Though he was not that popular, his work was acclaimed from pre-Raphaelites onwards. Both his illustrations and written work was famous and later became an example to follow by the students.
During the early times, there were very few illustrators who used to create illustrations that were dark and scary. H.R. Geiger is one of the few illustrators who had the talent of creating a nightmarish painting. His drawing, sculpture, or paintwork was as unique as it was unsettling. His bizarre melding of the biological and the mechanical went on to attract the attention of Ridley Scott, who put Geiger’s talents to good use on a little sci-fi film called Star Beast later entitled as Alien.
These are some of the few illustrators who have received a lot of recognition and acknowledgments from people around the world. These artists have made a name for themselves over the years and are an inspiration for students globally. If you want to study illustrations, then the work of these artists is a must to follow and learn.