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The Permanent Collection of the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is one of the most comprehensive collections of this genre in the world. Comprised of over 3,500 works by many of the greatest names in illustration and comic and cartoon art, this celebrated collection is ever-expanding thanks to purchase and donation from our membership, art patrons and estates. These works are fully cataloged with portions of the collection constantly on rotating display.

As part of the Society’s educational mission, the Museum loans works to major exhibitions at such prestigious venues as the Brooklyn Museum, the American Federation of the Arts, the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Parrish Art Museum. Behind-the-scene tours are available by appointment.

Mitchell Hillary Hooks
“Armed and Dangerous”
Argosy, July 1966
Gouache on illustration board
Donated by Micki Hooks Schubert

Violet Moore Higgins
“Three days ago, I found a tiny fair-haired infant.”
Story illustration intended for a book called Deep Sea Secrets
Pen, ink, and wash on board
Museum of Illustration Purchase Fund

Kam Mak
“The Dragon Prince”
Harper Collins
Oil on panel
Donated by the artist

Lorraine Fox
Couple talking; Parrot in birdcage
Seventeen magazine, c. 1960s
Acrylic on  illustration board
Donated by Lisa Harlow Stark

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