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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
N6490.C6567 2002

Contemporary Masterworks
N6490.C65675 1991

Contemporary Women Artists
N8354.C66 1999

Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists
N6512.C854 1994

Fine Art Index: a Compendium of Contemporary Art and Artists
N6503.F56 1993

Gumbo YaYa: Anthology of Contemporary African-American Female Artists
N6538.N5 G85 1995

Dictionary of Art
N31.D5 1996 34 vols.

Latin American and Caribbean Artists of the Modern Era
N6502.4 .S45 2003

North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century
N6503.N67 1995

Who's Who in American Art
N6536.W5 2002

Contemporary Architects
NA680.C625 1994

World Artists, 1980-1990
N6489.W67 1991

Artist Biographies Master Index
N40.A78 1986

American Photographers: an Illustrated Who's Who Among Contemporary
TR13.9.A46 1989

Contemporary Photographers
TR139.C663 1995

Illustrated Bio-Bibliography of Black Photographers 1940-1988
TR139.W55 1989

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