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  1. Christian Robinson
    Bright colors and a very geometric feel. Many of my fave picture books from the last couple years are illustrated by him.
  2. Jon Klassen
    Just the best!!
  3. Carson Ellis
    First loved her Mysterious Benedict Society work, then Wildwood, and now her solo projects. Her palette is everything.
  4. PJ Lynch
    His work feels really classic and earthy to me, with a spellbinding amount of detail.
  5. Susie Ghahremani
    @boygirlparty resident Illustrator Extraordinaire of List App!!
  6. Edward Gorey
    Many try and emulate his style but you can tell his work at quick glance. Dark and funny and foreboding and amazing.
  7. Brett Helquist
    You know him from Series of Unfortunate Events. I love how detailed his work is! His people are amazing.
  8. Ekua Holmes
    Just won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe new illustrator award. Can't wait to see what she does next. Her mixed media work is incredible and I love the colors she uses.
  9. Maurice Sendak
  10. Tomi Ungerer
    Feels kind of like a cross between Gorey and Sendak to me. So good at setting a mood and transporting you to a wild and weird place.
  11. Tomie de Paola
    Because of Strega Nona!!
  12. Aaron Becker
    His Journey books are amazing. The city in them reminds me of Omashu from Avatar with its canals.
  13. Andrea Offermann
    Her work is so magical and I can't wait to see what she'll do in the next couple years.
  14. Trina Schart Hyman
    Trina Schart Hyman just summons up my childhood whenever I see her art. I used to subscribe to Cricket Magazine, and it was full of her artwork. She did such wonderful fairy tale retellings and dragons and adventures. She left us far too soon.
  15. Quentin Blake
    You all know and love his work! So sketchy and funny and found in far more places than just Roald Dahl books!
  16. Emma Yarlett
    If there's one thing I love, it's space art, and Emma Yarlett does space art VERY WELL
  17. Oliver Jeffers
    At the top of the kidlit scene and for good reason, his work is whimsical and layered and surprising.
  18. Iacopo Bruno
    Reminds me a lot of Brett Helquist, with a little bit of a lighter touch. Great at period work and fantasy.
  19. Pamela Zagarenski
    Mixed media, love her color palette, very calming to look through pages of her art.
  20. Mary Azarian
    A woodcut artist based in Vermont, which is the inspiration for much of her work. She's one of my mom's favorite artists :)
  21. John Rocco
    You know him from the Percy Jackson books. He is killer at drawing all those Greek gods and goddesses.
  22. Rohan Daniel Eason
    Not super well known yet but I have a feeling he is going places !!
  23. Mary Grandpré
    The other artist besides Trina Schart Hyman whose work just IS my childhood. Always wished the HP movies had been animated instead of live action and based on her art.
  24. Jim Kay
    A Monster Calls is so dark and beautiful. His illustrated Sorcerer's Stone is wonderful and I can't wait to see his editions of the next six HP books.
  25. Lauren Castillo
    Charming and relatable art, she's been killin it the last couple years!
  26. Melissa Sweet
    As you may be able to tell, I am a huge fan of mixed media artists. Her collage work is so unexpected and colorful and I'm obsessed!
  27. Chris Raschka
    So vibrant and colorful, he has some really beautiful picture book biographies of musicians, like Thelonius Monk, pictured here, and Sun Ra.
  28. Brian Selznick
    His charcoal artwork is masterful and he creates the most wonderful worlds.
  29. Chris Riddell
    Whimsical, weird, with wonderful line work. Illustrated a lot of Neil Gaiman's books and his Instagram is A+
  30. Alan Lee
    Classic. If you love Lord of the Rings, you've seen his art.
  31. LeUyen Pham
    Fun and colorful, her art is great for kids books. Can't wait to see what the next few years hold for her!!