Who’s Who in American Art Reference Desk: N6536 .W5 (current year also in Stack K)
Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975 Open Shelf: N6536 .W49 1999 (also at Reference Desk)
Dictionary of Artists (Bénézit) Open Shelf: N40 .B4713 2006
Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexikon Open Shelf: N40 .A63 1992
Contemporary Artists Open Shelf: N6490 .C6567 1996
If you do not have the name of the work you are researching, but it has a signature, try one of these resources.
American Artists: Signatures & Monograms, 1800-1990 Open Shelf: N45 .C37 1990
Marks & Monograms: The Decorative Arts, 1880-1960 Open Shelf: N45 .H37 1995
The Visual Index of Artists’ Signatures & Monograms Open Shelf: N45 .J33 1991
Artists’ Monograms & Indiscernible Signatures: An International Directory, 1800-1991 Open Shelf: N45 .C374 1991
These resources provide citations and some full-text articles on art, artists, and related topics. Unless otherwise noted, they are available at the Art Institute of Chicago, the SAIC campus, or from other locations with an ARTIC username and password.
1 day 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Abstract Experiments: Latin American Art on Paper after 1950
During the mid-20th century, Latin American artists were active in the evolving international discourse on modernity, at a time of industrial expansion and political transformation in South America.
Abstract Experiments provides an illuminating complement to Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium and reflects the Art Institute’s recent efforts to expand its holdings of Latin American painting, sculpture, and works on paper.
2 days 12 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
The Art Institute presents the first U.S. retrospective of this groundbreaking Brazilian artist. A relentless innovator always pushing the boundaries of art, Oiticica is arguably the most influential Latin American artist of the post–World War II period and is recognized for inspiring Tropicália, a powerful movement that influenced art across media in Brazil.
In addition to viewing his early works on paper, visitors are invited to take off their shoes and walk through immersive sand-filled installations, view Amazonian parrots, and try on wearable objects designed by the artist.
2 days 13 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Whitney will be taking over our Instagram for the next 24 hours. Follow along to see posts from Max and Julien’s visit to the museum.