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Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their distinguished achievement in the art of illustration. Artists are elected by former presidents of the Society and are chosen based on their body of work and the impact it has made on the field of illustration.



2015 Hall of Fame Honorees:

Marshall Arisman
If you’ve ever listened to Marshall Arisman’s stories about the absurdities and anomalies in his life and work, then you must have heard him say at the end of a thought: “Does that make sense.” ...
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Rolf Armstrong
In 1946, a newspaper profile coined Rolf Armstrong “the pappy of 165 calendar girls.” Over time, that sentiment crystalized into an understanding of Armstrong as the father of the American pinup. ...
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Guy Billout
Guy Billout is the Buster Keaton of the illustration world: like the king of the deadpan gags of the silent era, Billout is a stunt man. ...
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Peter de Sève
The marriage of “funny with gravitas,” a rarely successful coupling, comes naturally to Peter de Sève. His decisive yet lively pencil work underpins the woven layers of ink and watercolor, filling his figures with great weight ...
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William Glackens
In 1899, Glackens illustrated 24 magazine articles for a total of 121 published illustrations, and he began to receive attention in the press as an up-and-coming illustrator. ...
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Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter accompanied her words with delicate and delightful line drawings of the four little rabbits. Little did she know she had just created what would become the most famous rabbit in the world. ...
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Richard Powers
Richard M. Powers achieved his greatest recognition as an illustrator during the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, when his surrealistic, abstract expressionist style dominated the eld of science fiction cover illustration. ...
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