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.
56 min 44 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago COMING SOON—Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
Explore the relentlessly innovative works of Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, arguably the most influential Latin American artist of the post–World War II period.
Oiticica’s adventurous works on paper paved the way for increasingly immersive large-scale installations that inspired Tropicália, a powerful movement in all the arts and a political position against both the right’s conservatism and the left’s desire for a purely Brazilian art. Throughout his brief but energetic career, Oiticica seamlessly melded formal and social concerns in his art, seeking to be internationally relevant and, at the same time, specifically Brazilian.
Opening February 18—http://bit.ly/2kevQIM
1 day 7 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “Every new painting is like throwing myself into the water without knowing how to swim.”
Happy birthday to accomplished swimmer Édouard Manet.
See ten works by Manet now on view—http://bit.ly/2jpR5X2
1 day 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago THURSDAY at 6:00—Join us for a lecture with photographer and
MacArthur fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier as she discusses her work—personal, incisive explorations of issues surrounding race, representation, and social justice in places such as Flint, Michigan and her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania.
Free to IL residents—http://bit.ly/2jRrhpV