Finding Information About People: Fine Arts

Information about people can be found in books, journals, and websites. To find books, do a Subject search in the Library Catalogue for a specific individual (e.g., Jackson, A. Y.). or do a Keyword Search using appropriate terms, such as, artist and biography. Many people will not have had an entire book written about them, so be sure to check BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARIES, which are compilations of biographical information on numerous individuals. A list of bibliographical references may be included in these sources also which can be useful for finding additional information.

A to Z of Canadian Art : Artists & Art Terms
REF: N33.M15 1997 

A Biographical Dictionary of Artists
REF: N40.B53 1995  

Biographical Index of Artists in Canada
REF N6548.M29 2002  Also have access to ebrary and ebscohost online versions

Dictionary of Women Artists
REF: N8354.D53 1997 v1-2

Encyclopedia of World Art
REF -3RD: N31.E4833 1959 v1-17 (on upper level reference section)

50 women artists you should know / Christiane Weidemann, Petra Larass and Melanie Klierb
N8354.W45 2008 Stacks (upper level)

The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (2013)

Women Artists in History : From Antiquity to the 20th Century
REF: N43.S57 1985

Who Was Who in the Greek World, 776 BC - 30 BC
REF: DF208.W48 1982

Who Was Who in the Roman World, 753 BC - AD 476
REF: DG203.W46

Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists
REF: N33.L353 2000

Biographical Dictionary
Covers more than 28,000 notable men and women from ancient times to the present day. In addition to name, can be searched by date (year, as well as decade and century), positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements, and other keywords. Only brief information given for each person, but useful for identifying individuals.

Created by: Suzanne Jones, B.A., M.L.S.
Date Created: 16-October-2000
Date Revised: 15-April-2015