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 hour 1 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Rodney McMillian: a great society
Grappling with the complexities of class, race, and place in America, Rodney McMillian employs elements of performance, public speaking, oral history—and his interest in the science fiction genre—to expose the social and psychological consequences of economic inequality and endemic racism. While his work engages the often stark realities of history and contemporary culture, it is motivated by the potential for alternative realities and future transformation.
1 day 3 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago “One day, I had a dream… there were three black boots in the middle of the road, with very high houses."
These are the words of Tarsila do Amaral, one of the leaders behind Anthropophagy, a national art movement that arose in 1920s Brazil with the goal of “cannibalizing” aspects of European modern art in order to make a new, more distinctly indigenous style. #5WomenArtists
Explore Tarsila’s work in depth when Tarsila do Amaral: Reinventing Modern Art in Brazil opens at the Art Institute this October.
Image: Tarsila do Amaral. City (The Street), 1929. Collection of Bolsa de Arte.