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Oxford Art Online
A standard art reference resource. Lengthy, scholarly entries describe and define art terms and movements worldwide. Includes biographical information about artists.
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The world's most contemporary, reliable and extensive reference work on artists. It contains authoritative, up-to-date biographical information on more than 1 million artists.
Benezit Dictionary of Artists (English Version)
Reference Stacks N40.D5213 2006
In French, N40.B48.1999
Available online via Oxford Art Online
Biographical dictionary covering painters, sculptors, designers, and graphic artists of Eastern and Western art from 5 BC to the present.
Offers extensive biographical information about American artists as well as book and periodical references, along with International artists' auction records and images. Museums and dealers are also referenced. Access to information about the artists’ biographies, auction records, financial graphics, magazine ads pre-1998, and images.
Who Was Who in American Art
Biographical data on American artists active 1564-1975.
Dictionary of Women Artists
Short surveys of women and art movements. Biographical entries, including bibliographies, about women artists
American National Biography Online
The national biography for the United States. More than 17,000 biographical sketches for deceased individuals who contributed to shaping the U.S.
African American Biographical Database
Brings together in one resource the biographies of thousands of African Americans, many not to be found in any other reference source.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
A collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2000.
Limited to 10 concurrent users.
Dictionary of Irish Biography
A collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, involving 700 contributors and spanning 9,000 lives.