Maxfield Parrish - The Valley of Diamonds, 1907
Anatsea - the next pier
Utagawa Hiroshige - New Year's Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, 1857
Jean-Francois Auburtin - The Echo, 1911
Even if I just discovered his name by accident, Yoshitaka Amano ranks among my favourite artists for a freaking long time. Besides designing a humongous amount of old-school anime that I haven't even heard of he's responsible for the iconic scening and character design of almost every major Final Fantasy release out there.