Oxford Art Online: one-stop resource for museum, gallery professionals

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Oxford Art Online is home to Grove Art Online and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Both of these highly-acclaimed resources contain invaluable content for museums and galleries, including not only biographies of artists but also images of artist signatures, stamps of sale, auction records, and exhibition histories. Together these resources provide an unrivalled starting point for art research.

Grove Art Online provides in-depth, signed articles by esteemed authors from around the world. It is the foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, encompassing all aspects of visual culture. Grove Art Online includes biographies, subject entries, bibliographies for further research, and thousands of searchable images made available through Oxford’s partnerships with museums, galleries, and other outstanding arts organizations. Learn more about Grove Art Online.

The Benezit Dictionary of Artists joined Oxford Art Online in 2011. With nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day, Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language.

Benezit provides:

  • Comprehensive coverage of both acclaimed and lesser-known artists, supporting appraisal research and catalogue preparation
  • Over 11,000 images of artist signatures, monograms, and stamps of sale, making Benezit an excellent resource for provenance research and authentication of artists’ work
  • Detailed listing of auction records, museum holdings, exhibition histories, and bibliographies providing a complete picture of the artist’s life as well as the reception and collection of his or her work

Learn more about the Benezit Dictionary of Artists.


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