Unsung Heroes of Illustration

The last two days I spent many hours going through Pete Beard’s series “Unsung Heroes of Illustration.” Pete, an illustrator and teacher at university, is “trying to raise the profile of illustrators from the past to a level in keeping with their creative contributions.” His efforts are certainly working for me.

In addition to documenting the unsung heroes of illustration, Pete covers illustration in 1950s Britain, the history of French illustration, illustrated propaganda in WW1 and WW2, women in illustration, the art of the cartoon, art deco illustration, and the story of children’s book illustration. Wonderful.

Here’s the video featuring Maxfield Parrish starting at 0:45…

This video is second in a series looking at the work of some great illustrators you've probably never heard of