Some Books to Help Start Your Search (there's more on the shelves too!)
Current Biography Yearbook
by H.W. Wilson
Call Number: Ref 920.03 Cur
** Current Biography Yearbook may have information on a newer/more obscure artist.
100 Artists Who Changed the World
by Barbara Krystal
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
From the ancient Greek sculptor Phidias to the twentieth-century pop artist Andy Warhol, 100 Artists Who Changed the World takes readers on a kaleidoscopic journey through the history of painting, sculpture, and photography. Learn about the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn and the French sculptor Camille Claudel. Find out how Pablo Picasso created new ways of painting how Frida Kahlo challenged social stereotypes, and much more! Book jacket.
A Biographical Dictionary of Artists
by Lawrence Gowing
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
Containing 1,340 illustrated articles, A Biographical Dictionary of Artists provides an unparalleled guide to the figures who have dominated the visual arts throughout the ages -- painters of ancient Greece, miniaturists of Iran and India, sculptors of late medieval Europe, architects of the Baroque Period, and leading artists of the modern world. International in its scope and coverage, the book contains authoritative entries on non-Western artists as well as more familiar figures. Each article summarizes the development of an artist's style and important works against a background of relevant biographical information, and assesses his or her lasting contribution to the arts.
100 People Who Changed the World
by Life Magazine Editors; Time Inc. Home Entertainment Staff (Prepared for Publication by)
Publication Date: 2010-04-27
The same editors who had great success with 100 Photographs that Changed the World and 100 Events that Shook Our World now look at the titanic personalities who, by sheer will and talent and sometimes accident, shaped human events. Religious and political leaders, artists, scientists, and adventurers are all represented in these pagesâcultural icons of the greatest fame and obscurities that will surprise the reader. Albert Einstein is here, of course, and so is Madame Curie. Crucial issues of race are examined in the lives of not only Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, but of Jesse Owens and Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali. Certainly Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were the indispensable men. But what of Thomas Paine, Igor Stravinsky, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Walt Disney, Rachel Carson, Steve Jobs, and Steve Wozniak? This is a book of vibrant history, and it is also a book that is full of funâfun facts, fun tidbits, fun arguments, fun and rarely seen pictures. It is also a smart book that will appeal to the inquisitive school kid as much as to his or her parents.