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Art Basic Reference: Artist Biographies

Electronic Arts Intermix and Zippay, Lori, ed. Artists Video: An International Guide. New York: Cross River Press, 1991.
FA-REF-4 N6494 .V53 A78

Emanuel, Muriel, Contemporary Architects. New York: St. James Press, 1994.
FA-REF-4 NA680 .C625 1994

Evans, Martin Marix ed., Contemporary Photographers. New York: St. James Press, 1995.
FA-REF-4 TR139 .C664 1995

Gaze, Delia, ed. Dictionary of Women Artists. London and Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1997.
FA-REF-4 N8354 .D53 1997

McNeil, Barbara, ed. Artist Biographies Master Index. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1986.
FA-REF-4 N40 .A78 1986

Pendergast, Sara and Pendergast,Tom, eds. Contemporary Artists. Chicago: St. James Press, 2002.
FA-REF-4 N6490 .C6567 2002, 2 Vols.
Previous editions by various editors are shelved next to this current edition.

Pendergast, Sara. Contemporary Designers. Detroit: St. James Press, 1997.
FA-REF-4 NK1390 .C655 1997

Riggs, Thomas,ed.St. St. James Guide to Black Artists. Detroit: St. James Press, 1997
FA-REF-4 N40 .S78 1997

Sitsky, Larry, ed. Music of the Twentieth Century Avant Garde: A Biocritical Sourcebook. Westport, Conn. and London: Greenwood Press, 2002.
FA-REF-4 ML390 .M9574 2002

Watson-Jones, Virginia. Contemporary American Women Sculptors. Phoenix: Oryx, 1986.
FA-REF-4 NB212 .W37 1985 Modern and Contemporary Artists and Art
Major 20th-21st century artists biographies and photo portraits, selected images of artists works. Also includes images and links via art movements or medium. Site began in 1998, based in the Netherlands and hosted at in the United States. Partners with the for-profit sector, so expect promos and ads that may not be related to your search. Artiss and galleries can also pay to be listed.

Who Was Who in American Art. (Peter Hastings Falk,, ed.) Madison, Conn. : Sound View Press, 1999.
FA-REF-4 N6536 .W56 1999 3 Vols.

Who Was Who in American Art. (Peter Hastings Falk,ed.) Madison, Conn. : Sound View Press, 1985.
FA-REF-4 N6512 .F26 1985

Who's Who in American Art. New York: R.R. Bowker. Annual.
FA-REF-4 N6536 .W5

Who's Who in Art. London: The Art Trade Press, Ltd. Annual.
FA-REF-4 N40 .W6

Smithsonian Artist Archives Index

The Smithsonian Libraries' artists' files are an electronic list of holdings contained in the various art, history and culture libraries at the Smithsonian with information on over 70,000 files that contain exhibition announcements, newspaper and magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, résumés, artists' statements, and exhibition catalogs. Please check back frequently, as new artists' names are being added on a regular basis. [See current statistics]