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Art & Artists: Contemporary

This guide provides resources on contemporary art, artists, movements, theory, and criticism in the contemporary art world. Contemporary is defined as 1970 to the present.

Biographical Resources on Contemporary Artists: Online Databases

Contemporary Artists-Biographical Sources: Online
*If accessing off campus, you will be asked for your EUID and EUID password before the database will open.

Biographical Resources on Contemporary Artists: Books

Contemporary Artists-Biographical Sources: Books


To find biographies on contemporary artists, search the last name, first name of the artist in the UNT Libraries Catalog.
Search examples: Smith, Kiki; or Smith, Kiki and Biography. Exhibition catalogs usually contain biographical information also.

*Also search the artist's name in the Art Databases for biographical journal articles (under the "Journal Articles" tab in this guide).

Books with Entries on Contemporary Artists

Located in the Willis Library on the 3rd floor.

Contemporary Artists
Contemporary Masterworks
Contemporary Women Artists
Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists
Fine Art Index: a Compendium of Contemporary Art and Artists
Gumbo YaYa: Anthology of Contemporary African-American Female Artists
Dictionary of Art
Latin American and Caribbean Artists of the Modern Era
North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century
Who's Who in American Art
Contemporary Architects
World Artists, 1980-1990
Artist Biographies Master Index
American Photographers: an Illustrated Who's Who Among Contemporary
Contemporary Photographers
Illustrated Bio-Bibliography of Black Photographers 1940-1988

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