What is the Benezit Dictionary of Artists?
The Benezit Dictionary of Artists provides access to nearly 170,000
entries on artists from antiquity to the present day. Benezit is unique
among art reference works due to its superb coverage of obscure artists, and the
image database of artists’ signatures, monograms, and stamps.
How do I use it?
For more information on the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, please
- Be inspired by artists across all media, from painters and sculptors to
calligraphers, ceramicists, illustrators, installation artists, and performance
- Explore more than 11,000 images of artists signatures, monograms, and stamps
- Browse through detailed museum listings, bibliographies, exhibition
information, and auction records
- Select your Benezit results separately, or view alongside Grove Art
and other Oxford art reference works
How do I access it?
Your local public library can give you access within the library, or from home,
at the website www.oxfordartonline.com. Simply type in
your library card number into the log in box on the website to access the
How do I promote it?
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