in no particular order (05 of 05)
j c leyendecker (b. montabaur, germany 1974; d. 1951): painted strong, athletic, men and lithe, feminine, women with equal ease. Inspired Norman Rockwell. Created long-running characters like Saturday Evening Post babies and the Arrow collar man. Book and magazine illustrator (he painted 322 covers for the Saturday Evening Post.
hiroshi tanabe (b. kanagawa, japan): unique and vibrant illustrations mirror the graphic line work of traditional Japanese woodcuts. His illustrations have evolved into more refined and layered drawings throughout his career. Though constantly changing, his works marry old-world beauty and modernity in a way that is thoroughly fresh.
montana forbes: has a clear, minimal, pared-back style. Her objective is simplicity with strengths in a unique perspective, sensitivity to line, form and an intrinsic sense of colour.
daisy de villeneuve: studied Fashion and Fine Art at Parsons School of Design in both New York and Paris. The London born illustrator, designer and writer is renowned for her offbeat, felt-tip illustrations. He Said She Said and I Told You So, her quirky books for Pocko Editions & Chronicle books, have been hugely successful.
sandra suy (b. barcelona, spain, 1977).