Search these databases for biographies. Be sure to enter names by last name, first name.
Example: Kauffmann, Angelica
*If accessing off campus you will be asked for an EUID and EUID password.
*English Short Title Catalogue is also available in paper format in the Rare Book Room (4th floor, Willis Library).
Biographical Resources on Eighteenth-Century Artists and Other People: Books
1. Search the UNT Libraries Catalog for Books and other materials on the Person.
Keyword search example: Flaxman, John
2. For very hard-to-find Artist biographies:
Dictionary of Artists (Benezit),
N40 .D5213 2006 14 vols. Now in English! One of the best sources available. Includes artists from antiquity to the 20th century. Also includes many artist's signatures.
Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon: die Bildenden Künstler aller Zeiten und Völker (General Artist-Lexicon)
N40 .A63 1992 47 vols. Biographical entries on Artists from Antiquity to the 20th century.
Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon: Bio-Bibliographischer Index nach Berufen = (The Artists of the World: bio-bibliographical index by profession)
N40 .A625 2002 14 vols.
This is a great source for fine craftsmen such as goldsmiths, engravers, printmakers, etc., from Antiquity to the 20th century.
The books are located on the 3rd floor of the Willis Library. They are non-circulating, but you can make photocopies.
British Artists 1880-1940
N6767 .J63 1990
Dictionary of Artists 1760-1893
N5053 .G75 1970
Dictionary of Women Artists
N8354 .D53 1997 2 vols.
Grove Dictionary of Art
N31 .D5 1996 34
Index to Artistic Biography & Supplement
N40. H38 2002
International Dictionary of Art and Artists
N40. I55 1990