The Art of Illustration

PBS Arts
Feb 19, 2013 4:26PM

Illustrators articulate what a photograph cannot. Using an array of techniques and styles, illustrators evoke stories and meaning in a variety of mediums, from editorial illustration in magazines and newspapers, to comics books, to activist media. And as their tasks over the years have become less informational and more expressive, their individual voice as artists becomes all the more critical and beautiful, revealing an exciting and awe-inspiring age of illustration.


Steven Guarnaccia, Professor, Illustration Program at The New School 

Yuko Shimisu,

Sean Murphy,

Molly Crabapple,

View the description here for a full list of the artwork featured in the episode.

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Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019