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Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon/Artists of the World and Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (IKD) (FT)
Contains authoritative, up-to-date biographical information on more than 1 million artists.

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American National Biography (FT)
Contains over 18,300 biographies, 2,500 illustrations, and more than 900 articles from The Oxford Companion to United States History, which provides historical and social context to the biographies.

Artists' Biographies Research Guide

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Oxford Art Online (Formerly Grove Art Online)
Covers all aspects of world visual art from prehistory to the present and offers access to The Dictionary of Art through Grove Art Online as well as art-related Oxford publications and over 40,000 editorially selected image links to museums and galleries around the world.

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Contains more than 50,000 biographies, (excluding living people), who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2006.

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Oxford Reference Online Premium: Names and Places
Full-text of Oxford University Press reference books on Names and Places

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World Biographical Information System (WBIS) Online (International Biographischer)/16th–mid-20th century
Entries for more than one million short biographies and references to almost two million articles of persons (which is searchable by name, occupation, geographic or linguistic region, sources, variants of individual names and the dates of birth, death, or citation).


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Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon/Artists of the World and Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (IKD) (FT)

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American National Biography (FT)

Archives on Women Artists and Clara: Database of Women Artists (FT)

Archivi Privati delle Famiglie Patrizie Fiorentine

Designinform: Internet Source of Biographical Information

Dictionary of Art Historians (FT)

In the First Person: Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Other Personal Narratives (FT)

Internet Public Library: Biographies

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Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove Art Online) (FT,I)

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (FT)

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Oxford Reference Online Premium: Names and Places (FT)

Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)

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World Biographical Information System (WBIS) Online (International Biographischer)


Getty Public Resources

Artists' Biographies Research Guide

Artists' Signatures Research Guide


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