American Art Archives is dedicated to the memory of the great Illustration Artists.
It's an understatement that illustrators were treated with a lot more respect in the past. Here's an example from Pictorial Review, March 1936, showing the artists and their artwork: Floyd Davis, John Falter, Al Parker, Edwin Georgi, Ray Prohaska, Bradshaw Crandall.
Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame
Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators has elected to it's Hall of Fame artists recognized for their "distinguished achievement in the art of illustration." The list of winners is truly a "Who's Who" of illustration. Former Presidents of the Society meet annually to elect those who will be so honored.
Leif Peng's Blogspot: Today's Inspiration
Recently I received a note from Tony Prohaska, the son of prominent mid-century illustrator Ray Prohaska - another artist I've been meaning to devote some time to on the blog. Prohaska was born in Mulo, Yugoslavia and came to the U.S. as a child. He studied art in San Francisco and found work on the West Coast and Chicago before moving to New York in 1930. There he established a successful career illustrating for all the major magazines and for advertising clients. He won many exhibition awards and served as president of the Society of Illustrators in 1959-60.