NYPL uses the Library of Congress Subject headings to help navigate the catalog.
Searching the Library’s online catalog can serve as the first step in order to see if the library holds books on a specific artist. Books are good sources for well-known artists, but may not be available for ones that are lesser known.
There are different ways to search for books:
The best way is to search under “Subject” (LastName, FirstName)
Artists can also be searched for as “Author” (LastName, FirstName)
For a more detailed guide please visit our guide on How to Research an Artist.
(Examples of Popular titles are found below.)
For further assistance you can contact the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, the Art and Artifacts Division or the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs