Cute art is important to people, and not simply as nursery art, but as a means of showing some of the most important human emotions. Such art shows sentiment, joyful memories, and love as few things can, and so is important to humanity. This is a list of some of the greatest creators of cute art, it is not in any particular order, for it is impossible to pass judgment on who's art is better among masters.
An illustrator of children's books with two Caldecott Medals, McCloskey is a classically trained artist who created cute and sentimental works of art. His works have inspired many other artists and one of his books "Make Way for Ducklings" even has a statue dedicated to it in Boston.
One of the few artists who would have the distinction of training the greatest artists at Disney. Fred Moore redesigned Mickey to be the cute and wonderful icon we know today. His personal art was also very whimsical and cute as well.
One of the concept artists for Disney, she was behind the scenes of many of his early movies from Alice in Wonderland to Peter Pan. Her cute and intelligent works of art helped to inspire many of the masters at Disney.
Ezra Jack Keats
Rare among the creators of cute art and children's books, Keats lived and worked in the poorer districts of New York, where he depicted the children and play in dirty and graffiti covered streets. He showed the warmth and love that existed in all conditions.
Less known then the others on this list Bergsma's work is imaginative and beautiful, from cute dragons to unicorns to children and bunnies her cute art tells stories.
Barbara Lavallee is another little known artist, with a few children's books which can at times be found in book stores she is a little better known then Bergsma. Her work is amazingly stunning, a glimpse into the every day life and concerns of a world few will ever experience. The people she draws are rounded and warm, with an energy and variance that few artists can match.
A children's book illustrator who creates works of art which depict emotion as few other artists have been able to. Through her works of art she draws people into a story and holds them until long after the story has ended.
Though her name is relatively unknown she was the primary illustrator behind "Dick and Jane" the series of books which helped teach millions of children to read. Her cute art depicted a better world.
The amazing thing about Beatrix was her ability to be one of the first to make pictures so sentimental, with cute animals living sweet English lives. Her pictures are filled with emotion, beautiful in their soft style, and form. Few people manage to succeed when they are in their thirties with no background of success, most who make it do so early or not at all. Beatrix Potter's art was beautiful enough to make her a rare exception to this rule.
Precious Moments, the name is sentimental and brilliantly chosen as was having Samuel Butcher do the initial designs for these works. He is a stunning artist; his illustrations speak of the joy of children, not so much the joy of being one but the joy of having one. This is what makes his cute art so amazing, because it shows why people still choose to be parents and still wish to be grandparents inspire of the hardship of being a parent.