Famous Artists

Anderson, Sophie
Barker, Cicely Mary
Buonarroti, Michelangelo
Dadd, Richard
Da Vinci, Leonardo
Dali, Salvador
Dine, Jim
Escher, MC
Geddes, Anne
Haring, Keith
Johns, Jasper
Klimt, Gustav
Lichtenstein, Roy
Magritte, Rene
Matisse, Henri
Monet, Claude
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Picasso, Pablo
Rackham, Arthur
Renoir, Pierre-Auguste
Van Gogh, Vincent
Warhol, Andy
Waterhouse, John William

Biographies  Lists of Artists

See also: Artists, Periods and Movements

Scroll down to access museums and other resources with biographical information on a wide variety of artists from around the world and throughout history. Most entries include collections of images that you can view online.


PBS: American Masters
Includes music, literature, performing, and visual arts.

MoMA | The Collection
Browse or search the museum's collection of over 1,700 artists and over 5,700 objects online.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Search the collection of over 40,000 art objects online with new images added daily.

WebMuseum, Paris
Famous artworks exhibition with images and biographies.
An American directory that includes auction results, appraisal information, biographies, images, and museum information.
A virtual gallery featuring obscure 19th and 20th century poems and paintings with a focus on pre-raphaelite and symbolist works.

National Gallery of Art
In depth information about artists and their works.

WebMuseum, Paris
An A to Z index of artist biographies.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Search for information on women by time period, name, title of work, or subject matter.

Shakespeare Illustrated
Lists with information and images.

Famous Artists
Brief biographies on a selection of master painters with lists of major works.

Smithsonian - Biographies
Biographies of artists that are included in the Smithsonian collection, also displays information and images of works.

Smithsonian - Drawing From Life
Cartoon and caricature artist biographies and comic trivia from the American Art and Portrait Gallery.

Lambiek Comiclopedia
Illustrated reference to thousands of comic artist biographies, by Lambiek comic shop in Amsterdam.

Museum of Art Masters
Brief biographical information for about 11 art masters.

Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574): Lives of the Artists
Selections from the Internet Medieval Source Book.

Life of an Artist
Biographies and galleries of Renaissance masters taken from Giorgio Vasari's "The Lives of the Artists".

Art Masters in the Yahoo Directory
Large collection of links to famous painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers, and more.

Olga's Gallery
Comprehensive collection of works with high quality images and historical comments.

WetCanvas! Virtual Museum
An online museum with works and information on the great masters of art history.

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