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How to Research an Artist: Art-related Websites

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

Art Related Websites

Below you can find a list of other Art Related websites that may prove useful when looking up information on a particular artist.

  • The Art Story Artists
    Biographies and analysis of the work of all the artists who were central to modern art. If a major artist is missing from the list, The Art Story has not had a chance yet to research their life and art.

  • Artcyclopedia 
    A comprehensive database of artists and their works. Users can search the website by an artist’s name, the name of an artistic work, or for a particular art museum.

  • ArtNet Artists
    An A-Z list of over 340,000 artists names

  • Artsy | The Art World Online 
    Features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place.

  • AskART
    An online database containing close to 300,000 artists, providing biographies, images, citations, museums owning their work and galleries representing the artist's work.

  • The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History 
    Presents a thematic, chronological, and geographical exploration of global art history through The Met collection.

  • NYPL | Photographers’ Identities Catalog 
    An experimental interface to a collection of biographical data describing photographers, studios, manufacturers, and others involved in the production of photographic images.

Get Help

For further assistance in using any of these resources you can contact the Art & Architecture staff by visiting us in Room 300 of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building or through email at art@nypl.org.