Find Information about Artists and Examples of their Work


This guide has been developed to assist with the assignment to find information about artists and examples of their work.

For prominent, well-established artists:

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Dictionary of Art
REF N 31 D5 1996
Use the index and then go to the volume/page suggested.
Use NKUIRE for books by/about an artist: Search Picasso as author and as subject (Try both as they overlap in approach)
For brief info about 7,000 artists and a link to at least one image of their work. Try some of the titles below as appropriate.

For more contemporary OR less well-known artists:

For brief info about 7,000 artists and a link to at least one image of their work.

Biographical books on artists in Reference, such as:

Biographical Directory of Native American Painters
REF N 6536 L47 1995x (no illustrations)
Contemporary Artists
REF N 6490 C6567/latest
Contemporary Designers
REF NK 1390 C655/latest
Contemporary Photographers
REF TR 139 C664/latest
Contemporary Women Artists
REF N 8354 C66/latest
Dictionary of Women Artists
REF N 8354 D53 1997
The Latin American Spirit
REF N 6538 L3 L38 1988
North American Women Artists of the 20th Century
REF N 6503 N67 1995
St. James Guide to Black Artists
REF N 40 S78/latest
20th Century Art Book
REF N 6490 T9 1996x (Brief A - Z: one artist/work per page)
Who's Who in American Art
REF N 6536 W5/latest (no illustrations)

For additional assistance

Try looking for journals & magazine articles in the Articles section of the Art Research Guide.

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