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How to Research an Artist: Home

An introduction to finding information about visual artists, architects, fashion designers etc.... Guide by Miguel Rosales.





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:

Getty Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)

Library of Congress (LC) Name Authority File

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