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How to Research an Artist: Getting Started

An introduction to finding information about artists. Guide by Miguel Rosales.

Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

When it comes to doing research on a particular artist, there are several options available in the Art & Architecture Collection at The New York Public Library. This guide serves as an introduction to these resources and will provide helpful hints for starting your research.

Getting Started

As you begin your search it is most important that you know the correct spelling of the artist's last name, and/or possible variations, and at least the first initial of their first name. This is especially helpful when researching lesser known artists.

Consult some of the best sources for finding an artist's preferred name:

Guide Author

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Miguel Rosales
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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave)
Third Floor, Room 300
New York, NY 10018
(212) 930-0835

Reference Librarians

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Art & Architecture Collection Reference Librarians
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476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave)
Third Floor, Room 300
New York, NY 10018
(212) 930-0835
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