The Benezit Dictionary of Artists has become one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources of artists biographies available. Revered for its global scope and its excellent coverage of European artists, Benezit is distinguished by its coverage of lesser-known artists, images of artists’ signatures, historical auction records, and lists of museum holdings.
Available through the acclaimed Oxford Art Online platform, Benezit is expanding with new entries and a suite of thematic guides for use in the classroom. Nearly 170,000 entries from Claude Monet to Marina Abramovic make Benezit an essential resource for researchers across all aspects of visual culture. Benezit includes the biographies of artists from around the globe and working in a variety of media — from painters and sculptors to calligraphers, printmakers, illustrators, installation artists, and performance artists — providing users with content on both traditional practices and new media.
Benezit can be accessed via a-z.lu. with a valid library subscription of National Library, University, LIST or LIH.