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Trial Database: Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Date: May 10, 2012

Contact: Ping Situ


The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, now available online for the first time via Oxford Art Online.

With nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day, the Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language. Unique features include the dictionary's coverage of obscure artists and the inclusion of images of artists' signatures, monograms, and stamps.

Valued for both its wide coverage of lesser-known artists and its deep coverage of artists occupying the core pantheon of art, the Benezit is an essential resource for scholars, librarians, museum curators, art dealers, and collectors.

Access the Benezit Dictionary of Artists here until June 9, 2012.

NOTE: Access to trial databases is only available on campus.