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Art Terms & Techniques

Oxford Art Online
This is an online encyclopedia too!



Credo Reference

Artist Profiles

Contemporary Masterworks REF N6485.3 C66 1991

 Research Hints

When researching contemporary art, you will be gathering information from a plethora of materials. For biographical and exhibition information, you should start with our dictionaries, directories and biographies listed below.  Once you know a bit more about your artist, you can retrieve contemporary art criticisms and reviews by using our databases, as outlined under <Articles>.  Well known artists have a catalogue raisonne╠ü, which means their entire oevre has been gathered and illustrated in a book.  I have listed them under the particular media.  Sometimes your artist may not have a body of literature written about them, so artist files and web sites may be your only source of information. There are many fantastic web sites, but make sure you use your critical eye and evaluate them thoroughly.  Dont' forget to check out the links to art grants at the lower right. Have fun! 

Biographies/Dictionaires Online and in Reference Collection

A Dictionary of Canadian Artists - This resource contains over 5000 biographical entries for Canadian artists.

Reference Help

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Architecture/Fine Arts Library, Room 204 John A. Russell Building.
Mailing: 84 Curry Place, University of Manitoba.
204-474-8447; mobile 204-227-4071