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Welcome to The Illustration Art Gallery!The world's largest gallery of the original paintings, drawings and sketches created to illustrate books, magazines, graphic novels, comic strips, cartoons and newspaper strips!Just some of the recent additions to our Gallery ...
A Rabbit By The Ears (Original) Artist: 20th Century unidentified artist
Raven Over Berlin cover art War Picture Library 44 (Original) Artist: Nino Caroselli
Doomed Patrol cover art Battle Picture Library 649 (Original) (Signed) Artist: Graham Coton
Brutus' Sons are Beheaded (Original) (Signed) Artist: Angus McBride
Captain Swing Strikes Again (Original) Artist: Angus McBride
Panic in Rome (Original) Artist: Angus McBride
Charles II Returns from Exile (Original) (Signed) Artist: Angus McBride
Breaking the Ice (Original) Artist: 20th Century unidentified artist
Death of a Knight (Original) Artist: Angus McBride
Death On the White Ship (Original) (Signed) Artist: Angus McBride
General Custer and the Making of America (Original) Artist: Angus McBride
Emperor Commodus (Original) Artist: Angus McBride
Henry VIII Curing The King's Evil (Original) Artist: Angus McBride
Hold Your Fire! (Original) Artist: Angus McBride
Smith - Through the Telescope (Original) (Signed) Artist: Angus McBride
Peter O'Donnell's Modesty Blaise daily 1022 (Original) Artist: Jim Holdaway
Vultures and Wolves - Teratornis (Original) Artist: Angus McBride
NEW ARTISTS this month: John Hassall and Alan Willow
Over 90 original book and cover illustrations by Graham Coton, Jesus Blasco, Nino Caroselli, Angus McBride and Gerry Embleton, and a complete 12-page Il Cobra story by Arturo del Castillo. Plus rare prints by Barry Windsor Smith and Bernie Wrightson.
Enjoy our latest art in the LATEST slideshow or see a selection of our latest art.
|Harry Banger||Skit-The-Kat Original Pen & Ink Signed|
|Leo Baxendale||The Tiddlers from Wham comic Original Pen & Ink|
|Jesus Blasco||Royal Bed and Cot and Decorative Chairs Original Watercolours|
|Nino Caroselli||Raven Over Berlin cover art War Picture Library 44 Original Gouache|
|Graham Coton||vivid and evocative military cover art for Battle and War Picture Libraries including The Screw Guns, Valley of No Return, Ghost Panzers, Deadline Heroes, Secret Agent and The Cat Strikes Original Watercolours and Gouaches, many Signed|
|Reginald B Davis||beautiful nature paintings, including Goldfinch, Fallow Deer, Crowned Crane and Wood Pigeon Original Watercolours|
|Arturo del Castillo||Il Cobra Story 6 - COMPLETE 12 PAGE STORY Original full page comic strips in Pen & Ink Signed|
|Gerry Embleton||The Mexican Revolution - Death of Obregon Original Mixed Media Signed and The Siege of Namur 1695 Original Pen & Ink Wash|
|Frank Hampson (attrib)||The Customs Original Gouache|
|John Hassall||The Wreath of Moonbeams Original Pen & Ink Wash Signed |
|Jim Holdaway||Peter O'Donnell's Modesty Blaise Original Pen & Ink newspaper strips|
|Angus McBride||a selection of dramatic and vivid paintings including Brutus' Sons are Beheaded, Death On the White Ship, Oklahoma or Bust, King Perseus of Macedonia in Chains, The Press Gang and Cavemen of the Cold Spell Original Watercolours and Gouaches, some Signed by McBride|
|Jordi Penalva||The Shield of Auray Battle Picture Library #380 Cover art and Unholy Alliance cover art War Picture Library 348Original Gouaches|
|William Francis Phillipps||The Best of Friends - Foal and Duckling Original Watercolour|
|Nadir Quinto||Dick Whittington - London Morning Original Watercolour|
|Barry Windsor Smith||Poetry Giclée print Signed|
|Alan Willow||The Trojan War Horse cover art Air Ace Picture Library 320 and Freedom in the Clouds cover art Air Ace Picture Library 336 Original Gouaches |
|Bernie Wrightson||Frankenstein poster Lithograph print|
|20th Century unidentified artists||fascinating paintings including Mary Queen of Scots, A Rabbit By The Ears, Colt Revolver and Automatic Pistol and Royal Navy Ship of the 1960s. Original Watercolours|
| We give you the very best from the wide, sometimes overlooked, world of illustration art, including original artwork for comics (comic books) and annuals, book covers and illustrations, graphic novels, magazines, film animation cels, newspaper and comic strips, poster art, album cover art, superb fine art reproductions and high quality art prints.|
Our gallery brings together the work of artists from all over the world and from many genres, including fantasy, horror, science fiction, education, history, nature, technology, humour, romance, glamour, architecture, whimsy and even political satire and caricature.
| Our art is Original, that is the unique art work painted or drawn by the artist for use in a publication or poster. We do also have a selection of Prints including many Limited Editions. As you will see, illustrators are not shy of employing many techniques and media in their quest to communicate and entertain, so we are pleased to offer watercolour, pen and ink, oil, wash, gouache, pencil, acrylic, crayon, giclée, mixed media and charcoal, amongst others.|
We have over 30 years experience in sourcing and selling original illustration art and are very proud to have this showcase of wonderful art. With over 600 featured artists, we hope you enjoy browsing our gallery ... and of course, everything you see is for sale (except in the archive)!
| From the beginning of the 20th century demand for original art to illustrate books, magazines and comics grew dramatically, especially with the advent of mass printing and production techniques. In the 1920s and 1930s a few artists in the UK and the USA (where the demand for magazine illustration grew enormously) became household names and their work commands huge sums of money. |
Names in the USA such as NC Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Wilcox Smith, and in England names such as Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Willy Pogany, EH Shepard, Mabel Lucie Attwell, William Heath Robinson and Louis Wain are all widely known and respected.
| These artists represent a tiny fraction of an enormous body of art seldom if ever seen in its original form. Art commissioned and created for books and periodicals has always been celebrated in its printed form, but the publishers - and often the artists themselves - have not realised the enormous appeal of the originals. The public often have not even been aware that originals exist and are available to own and enjoy.|
Hundreds of thousands of original drawings and paintings have over the years been lost or destroyed by publishers through a lack of interest or imagination, despite the fact that many of the images created are already 20th century icons.
Our aim is to present the wide variety of illustration art in all its various forms for the collector and fan alike to own and enjoy. New art is added to the Gallery every month.
US dollar ($) and euro (€) prices are approximate, based on exchange rates of £1 = $1.50 and £1 = €1,30