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Artists - International

• artnet

http://www.artnet.com/Artists/ArtistIndex.aspx?alpha=A1

Compiled by artnet, a subscription-based concern with offices in the USA and Europe that produces a wealth of data for the commercial art market, e.g. prices realised, details of forthcoming auctions and exhibitions, etc. The site includes a free-to-access list of many thousands of fine artists and photographers with their dates, nationality, examples of their work, and, in a number of cases, a brief profile.


• The Artist Institute of Chicago

http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artists

Lists the many thousands of artists, designers, craftspeople and photographers of all countries and periods whose work is included in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, with basic biographical information, i.e dates of birth and death and nationality, together with photographs of work by them in the collection.


• The International Artists Database

http://www.culturebase.net/list_detail.php?type=name&group=a&lang=English

Contains biographical information on thousands of contemporary artists working in all media worldwide, together with examples of their work, statements by the artists, articles, and additional links.


• The Museum of Modern Art, New York

http://www.moma.org/collection/artists?locale=en 

An inventory of the many thousands of international artists, designers and photographers whose work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Each entry contains details of work(s) in the collection and basic biographical information, i.e. dates of birth and death.


• Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie

https://rkd.nl/en/explore/artists

Compiled by the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie in the Hague.
Contains data on over 350,000 artists and designers. Covers all media and periods. Doesn't include a list of names, therefore, you need to know the name the individual you are searching for.

• Tate Online

http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ArtistA2Z?cgroupid=999999961

An inventory of the many thousands of international artists whose work is included in the permanent collections of the UK's four Tate Galleries -Tate Britain in London, Tate Modern in London, Tate Liverpool and Tate St. Ives. Each entry contains details of the works in the Tate collections, and in many cases a biography of the artist and/or photographs the works.


• The Web Gallery of Art

http://www.wga.hu/index1.html

The Web Gallery of Art is described as "a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism periods (1000-1850)". It contains biographical information on several thousand artists together with over 24.000 reproductions [2010]. The database originated in 1996 and was created Emil Krén a retired Hungarian physicist and Dániel Marx, a researcher at the Department of Computer Science and Information Theory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary. It is a private initiative not related to any museums or art institutions, and not supported financially by any state or corporate sponsors. For a free-access site it is extraordinarily comprehensive and informative.


Artists - Women: International

• FemBio

http://www.fembio.org/english/biography.php/woman/notable-women

A well-structured, easy-to-use German-based database. It currently [2010] contains records on over 7,600 women working in all fields, countries and periods. Search in Occupation box for terms such as artist, designer, architect. Some of the entries are very comprehensive. See, for example, Ray Eames. Text is in English and German.


Artists - Canada

• Artists in Canada

http://www.artistsincanada.com/

Compiled by ArtistsinCanada.com based in Saskatoon, Sakatchewan. Contains profiles of in excess of 1,000 contemporary Canadian artists working in a wide range of media including ceramics, carving, crafts, folk art, graphic design, illustration, jewellery, painting, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, and video art. Also includes a separate category of Aboriginal artists.

All artists can be searched by name, media type and province. Contains links to the artists' Web sites and examples of their work.


Artists - Canada - Women

• Canadian Women Artists History Initiative:

http://cwahi.concordia.ca/sources/

Compiled by the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative (CWAHI) is a collaborative endeavour based at the Department of Art History at Concordia University in Montreal.

The CWAHI database is intended to provide a research tool that brings together the growing body of literature about women artists who worked in Canada and who were born before 1925. Contains profiles of c.300 artists working in all media.


Artists - Canada - Immigrants

• Canadian Artists of Eastern European Origin

http://art-history.concordia.ca/eea/index.htm

Compiled by the Department of Art History, Concordia University in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Contains profiles of over 70 living artists in Canada of Eastern European origin, focusing on artists who moved to Canada since the 1930s, and first and second generation artists reconnecting with their eastern European heritage.

Includes artists active in all media and lists them by name and by country of origin.

Note: this Web site has not been updated since 1998.


Artists - Hungary

• Artportal.hu

http://artportal.hu/lexikon/muveszek/

Compiled by artportal.hu. Contains profiles of many thousands of Hungarian artists active in all media since c.1900. Text in Hungarian. Entries translate into English quite well using the Google translation service.


Artists - Netherlands

• Kunstbus

http://www.kunstbus.nl/

Compiled by Guus Jurcka and Jacobine Feekes. The site is essentially a general online arts encyclopedia. It contains many entries on Dutch art and design. The text is in Dutch, however, the entries translate very well into English using the Google translation service.


Artists - UK

• National Portrait Gallery, London

http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/artA-Z.php

Contains biographical information on the many hundreds of painters and photographers of subjects in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London. An important source on mainly British portrait artists.


Artists - USA

• PM / A-D Designers and Artists

http://www.drleslie.com/Contributors/contributorslist.shtml

Compiled by Erin K. Malone as part of an M.F.A. Thesis on Dr Robert L. Leslie and The Composing Room submitted to Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York in 1994.

Contains profiles of nearly 200 artists and designers who contributed work to the magazine ‘PM’ and its successor ‘A-D’ between 1934-42
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Artists - Women: USA


• Illinois Women Artists Project

http://iwa.bradley.edu/artists

Compiled by Peoria Historical Society in Peoria, Illinois.

The IWA database currently [2011] includes information on a more than 450 women artists who were active in Illinois between 1840 and 1940. Artists can be searched alphabetically, by key word or by the medium in which they worked, e.g. painting, sculpture, illustration, ceramics, printmaking.


• Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project

http://www.lucidplanet.com/iwa/Artists.htm

The Iowa Women Artists Project records and preserves the voices of women artists in Iowa reflecting on their lives and their artwork. Artists working in all media are included. Each entry contains a biographical sketch, photographs of their work, a statement by the artist, and audio clips.


Artists – USA – Illinois

• Illinois Women Artists Project

http://iwa.bradley.edu/artists

Compiled by Peoria Historical Society in Peoria, Illinois.

The IWA database currently [2011] includes information on a more than 450 women artists who were active in Illinois between 1840 and 1940. Artists can be searched alphabetically, by key word or by the medium in which they worked, e.g. painting, sculpture, illustration, ceramics, printmaking.


Artists - USA: Iowa

• Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project

http://www.lucidplanet.com/iwa/Artists.htm

The Iowa Women Artists Project records and preserves the voices of women artists in Iowa reflecting on their lives and their artwork. Artists working in all media are included. Each entry contains a biographical sketch, photographs of their work, a statement by the artist, and audio clips.


Artists - USA - Maryland

• Maryland ArtSource

http://web.archive.org/web/20041021094411/http://marylandartsource.net/index.html

Compiled by Maryland ArtSource/The Baltimore Art Research & Outreach Consortium. Contains profiles of individuals who have made a significant contribution to the cultural history of the State of Maryland. Artists can be viewed by medium/discipline and name. The categories include Architecture, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Design, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Works on Paper.


Artists - USA - Public Art

• Public Art

http://www.broward.org/Arts/PublicArt/PadTour/Artist/Pages/Default.aspx

Compiled by the Cultural Division of Broward County, Florida. Contains a list of over 150 individuals working in all mediums who create public art. In most cases the entries include a brief profile of the artist and an example of their work.