During all the years I worked as an art director on various magazines, I had the pleasure to work with some fabulous illustrators. David Plunkert has always been a favorite. Here are some of his pieces. The first three, from an article for Audubon Magazine are different for him... I really love what he's doing here with the textures and childlike renderings.
Kline didn't begin painting abstractly until the 1940s. To help himself think in abstract forms after years of figural painting, he used an enlarger to zoom in on areas of smaller drawings to find the strong gestural, seemingly spontaneous lines that he would become known for, first in black and white and later in color as well. At times, he even revisited his earlier works and added color elements.
He was one of the great iconic photographers of the twentieth century and a personal favorite of mine. Here are some of Steichen's photographs of Old Hollywood and early Vogue.