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Lists of Artists

Smithsonian Collection
Browse or search the Smithsonian collection of artists and works.

MoMA | The Collection
Browse or search the museum's collection of over 6,717 artists and over 36,773 objects online.
Directory of modern and contemporary visual artists, each listing includes a portrait, a brief biography, and links to sites with more information.

Guggenheim Collection
Browse artists in the Guggenheim Museum collection listed alphabetically.

The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: Artist Index
Browse artists alphabetically or by type in The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History Artist Index from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

AIC: Browse A-Z
An alphabetized list of artists and cultures at the Art Institute of Chicago, clicking a name displays works by that artist or culture.
An online source for information about contemporary international artists from all fields.

The National Gallery London: Collection Online
A list of artists found in the London National Gallery, each entry includes images of paintings by the artist.

Art in Context
A nonprofit organization maintaining a database of information, including images and links. Browse by name, nationality, discipline, or period.

Olga's Gallery
Biographies and important works of art by famous artists, images include historical comments.

NGA: The Collection
Index of artists from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

Tate Collection: Artist A-Z
Browse a list of artists found in the Tate collections.
Directory of American artists from the 16th to the 21st century, includes appraisal information, auction results, and more.

Getty Union List of Artist Names
A searchable database of artist names and biographical information.

Distinguished Artist Series
Alphabetical lists of important American painters, photographers, and sculptors.

PBS: American Masters
A small collection of images and biographical information about American masters of visual art.

A-Z of Artists
Alphabetic index of artists with images from the Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House.

Web Gallery of Art
A virtual museum with a searchable database of fine European arts. Includes paintings and sculptures from the Renaissance, Baroque, Gothic and Romanticism periods.

WebMuseum: Paris
Famous artists of the Western World, includes detailed biographies and images.

National Galleries of Scotland: Artists A-Z
Alphabetical lists of the artists, works date from the early Renaissance to the present day, some of the most important artists in history are featured, also includes portraits, modern art and photography.

Bert Christensen's Artists
Alphabetical index of artists from Bert Christensen's Cyberspace Gallery. Includes weird and bad art.

Museums of France
French painters listed alphabetically, chronologically, and by place of origin.

Artists on Art
Writings, letters, speeches and interviews of famous painters.

Important artists categorized by medium, nationality, genre, name, and more.

Large searchable database, browse by name, subject, medium, or nationality. Listings include brief biographical information and links to sites where works can be viewed.

CGFA: Indexes
Browse by name, nationality and time frame. Includes high quality scans and some biographical information.
Images and information on over 180,000 artists from old masters to contemporary.

The Cleveland Museum of Art
The permanent collection listed by artist name includes records for over 40,000 objects, however not all of them have images.

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