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Illustration Research Portal: History

Search Tips

Use these call numbers and keywords to browse for books on these subjects in the library and the library catalog:

  • NC1-1940 Drawing, Design, Illustration
  • NC50-266 History of Drawing
  • NC950-996 Illustration

Research an Artist

Check out Oxford Art Online to learn basic information about people and concepts that had a significant impact on the history and development of illustration. "Search the News" Lexis Nexis to find information and exhibition reviews on contemporary Illustrators from 1980 to today.

History of Illustration

Image Resources

Image Library containing over one million images in all areas of the arts. For Illustration, search by keyword e.g. 'poster' then limit results by: 

Classification = Graphic Design & Illustration

Illustration History

Reference Books