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Animators


artsConnect

ASIFA - Hollywood Animation Archive Cartoon Hall of Fame

Disney COA INDUCKS

Artistic Directory

Alberto's Page

Architects


Melbourne RMIT Design Archives

Architektenlexikon Wien 1880-1945

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800-1950

Canadian Architectural Archives

Cinema Treasures

Royal Canadian Academy of Arts / Académie Royale des Arts du Canada

ArkArk.dkr

Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon

Historisches Architektenregister

Women Frauen in der Architektur

archINFORM

GreatBuildings

Cinema Treasures

National Museum of Women in the Arts

AKAR Designers

Women Clara Database of Women Artists

Women FemBio

Women International Archive of Women in Architecture. Biographical Database

Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720-1940

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Design Review

Art Workers Guild - Current Members

Art Workers Guild - Past Members

Dictionary of Scottish Architects 1840-1980

Glasgow - City of Sculpture - Architects, Builders and Foundries

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Sussex Parish Churches - Architects and Artists

AIA Historical Directory of American Architects

Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Philadelphia Architects and Buildings

Maryland Maryland ArtSource

Art Directors


Art Directors Club Hall of Fame

Art Historians


Dictionary of Art Historians

Artists


artsConnect

Design & Art Australia Online (DAAO) [formerly Dictionary of Australian Artists Online]

Artists in Canada

Immigrants Canadian Artists of Eastern European Origin

Women Canadian Women Artists History Initiative

Artportal.hu

artnet

The Artist Institute of Chicago

The International Artists Database

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Tate Online

The Web Gallery of Art

Women FemBio

Kunstbus

Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie

National Portrait Gallery, London

Artistic Directory

PM / A-D Designers and Artists

Illinois Illinois Women Artists Project

Iowa Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project

Maryland Maryland ArtSource

Public Art Public Art

Women Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project

Automotive Designers


Melbourne RMIT Design Archives

Basketmakers


Basketmakers and Fiber Artists

Book Artists


Artist Members of the Center for Book Arts

Bookbinders


The Society of Bookbinders

Designer Bookbinders

The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA)

Artist Members of the Center for Book Arts

Guild of Bookworkers

Calligraphers


Society of Scribes and Illuminators

Crafts Study Centre

Artists Directory

Cartoonists


artsConnect

ASIFA - Hollywood Animation Archive Cartoon Hall of Fame

International Who’s Who of Cartooning

Lambiek Comiclopedia

St-Just-Le-Martel

British Cartoon Archive

New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z.

Ceramists


artsConnect

Melbourne RMIT Design Archives

Artists in Canada

Jamerantik.dk

Arabia

Céramiques contemporaines françaises

Aberystwyth University Ceramic Collection & Archive

Galerie Besson

International Academy of Ceramics

Jason Jacques Inc.

Rosenthal

Archivio della Ceramica Italiana del '900. Indice della Manifatture

Archivio della Ceramica Italiana del '900. Indice di Ceramisti

Japanese Ceramic Artists

Shibuya Kurodatoen

Capriolus Collectable Ceramics - Ceramists

Capriolus Collectable Ceramics - Ceramics Manufacturers

Crafts Study Centre

studiopottery.co.uk.

studiopottery.co.uk.

studiopottery.co.uk.

Oxford Ceramics

Pottery Studio

St Ives Ceramics

Wedgwood - Artists / Designers

Craft Finder

Artists Directory

Archie Bray Foundation - Past Residents

California Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California

Comic Artists


ASIFA - Hollywood Animation Archive Cartoon Hall of Fame

Lambiek Comiclopedia

Craftspeople


Dictionary of Australian Artists Online (DAAO)

Artists in Canada

The Canadian Art Database: Artists File

Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador

First Nation and Maori Artists

Native Artists

Ontario Crafts Council - Portfolio of Makers

Royal Canadian Academy of Arts / Académie Royale des Arts du Canada

Danish Crafts

Artportal.hu

Icelandic Artists

UMM

The Artist Institute of Chicago

Artists

Women FemBio

Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720-1940

Dictionary of New Zealand National Biography

First Nation and Maori Artists

Art Workers Guild - Current Members

Art Workers Guild - Past Members

Commission a Craftsman

craftscotland Maker Directory

Crafts Study Centre

Crafts Council

Society of Designer Craftsmen

National register of makers (NRM)

Craft Finder

Artists Research Group Oral History Project

First Nation and Maori Artists

Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Native Artists

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art Oral History Project.

The White House Collection of American Crafts

Vermont Crafts Council

Maryland Maryland ArtSource

Women Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project

Designers


Dictionary of Australian Artists Online (DAAO)

artsConnect

Galerie bei der Albertina

Royal Canadian Academy of Arts / Académie Royale des Arts du Canada

Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon

Danish Crafts

Alliance of German Designers / Allianz deutscher Designer (AGD)

Artportal.hu

Magyar Életrajzi Lexikon 1000–1990

Fine Arts in Hungary

Architonic

Design at the Design Museum

Designers

R Gallery

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Women Clara Database of Women Artists

Women FemBio

Institute of Designers in Ireland

Israeli Art Center

Designer Le firme piu' prestigiose del design italiano

Kunstbus

Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie

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Dictionary of New Zealand National Biography

Design Review

Scandinavian design.com - Personalities

konstnärslexikonett amanda

SIK ISEA

Art Workers Guild - Current Members

Art Workers Guild - Past Members

Society of Designer Craftsmen

Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art Oral History Project.

Maryland Maryland ArtSource

Ecclesiastical Artists


CHURCHhart

Enamel Artists


Craft Finder

Etchers and Engravers


Art of the Print

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Fashion Designers


artsConnect

Design & Art Australia Online (DAAO) [formerly Dictionary of Australian Artists Online]

Melbourne RMIT Design Archives

Encyclopedia.Com

Fashion Encyclopedia

Style.Com/ - Designer Directory

Fibre Artists


Browngrotta Arts

Basketmakers and Fiber Artists

The White House Collection of American Crafts

Film Designers


The Internet Movie Database (IMBd).

Furniture Designers


Danish Crafts

Knoll

Stylepark

nextmaruni Chair Museum

AKAR Designers

Craft Finder

Garden Designers


Gardenvisit.com

Glass Artists and Designers


artsConnect

Dutch and Belgian Glass after 1900

Artists in Canada

Danish Crafts

Corning Museum of Glass

Glass Art Society

Great Glass

Rosenthal

Glass Artists in Japan

Dutch and Belgian Glass after 1900

glasakademin

Artists Directory

Artistic Directory

The British Society of Master Glass Painters (BSMGP)

The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass

Contemporary Glass Society (CGS)

American Glass Guild

Glass Art Society

Holsten Galleries

Orange County Art Glass artists

US Glass Artists

The White House Collection of American Crafts

California Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California

Glass Designers


Craft Finder

Goldsmiths


Melbourne RMIT Design Archives

AKAR Designers

The Institute of Professional Goldsmiths. Members

Who's Who in Gold and Silver. The Goldsmith's Company Directory

Graphic Designers


artsConnect

Melbourne RMIT Design Archives

Artists in Canada

The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada Fellows

The Canadian Art Database: Artists File

Alliance of German Designers / Allianz deutscher Designer (AGD)

AGI members

London Transport Museum

Artistic Directory

American Institute of Graphic Arts Design Archive

Art Directors Club Hall of Fame

Graphic Design Archive Online

PM / A-D Designers and Artists

Women Illinois Women Artists Project

Illustrators


artsConnect

Artists in Canada

ASIFA - Hollywood Animation Archive Cartoon Hall of Fame

Illustrators

Spirit of the Ages

Artists Directory

Artistic Directory

Artists of the American Imagist Collection

American Art Archives

PM / A-D Designers and Artists

Illinois Illinois Women Artists Project

Industrial Designers


Melbourne RMIT Design Archives

Alliance of German Designers / Allianz deutscher Designer (AGD)

IDSA Academy Fellows

Jewellery Designers


artsConnect

Artists in Canada

Danish Crafts

Metalcyberspace

ACJ Member Gallery

British Jewellers' Association. Commission a Designer

The Institute of Professional Goldsmiths. Members

Who's Who in Gold and Silver. The Goldsmith's Company Directory

Craft Finder

Academic Metals Directory Index

Contemporary Art Jewelry

American Masters of Stone

Landscape Architects


Melbourne RMIT Design Archives

Leather Artists


Craft Finder

Memorial Artists


Memorials by Artists (MbA)

Metalsmiths


Melbourne RMIT Design Archives

Danish Crafts

Metalcyberspace

Who's Who in Gold and Silver. The Goldsmith's Company Directory

Artistic Directory

Academic Metals Directory Index

Tennessee Metro Arts Artist Registry

Mixed Media Artists


Icelandic Artists

UMM

Craft Finder

Maryland Maryland ArtSource

Women Illinois Women Artists Project

Mosaic Artists


artsConnect

Craft Finder

Mural Artists


Maryland

Muralists


WPA Artists

Illinois Illinois Women Artists Project

Los Angeles LA Muralists

Oral History


Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art Oral History Project.

Artists Research Group Oral History Project

Painters


artsConnect

Dictionary of Australian Artists Online (DAAO)

Prints and Printmaking Australia Asia Pacific

Galerie bei der Albertina

Artists in Canada

The Canadian Art Database: Artists File

Royal Canadian Academy of Arts / Académie Royale des Arts du Canada

Women Canadian Women Artists History Initiative

Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon

Artportal.hu

Icelandic Artists

UMM

artnet

The Artist Institute of Chicago

The International Artists Database

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Tate Online

The Web Gallery of Art

Dictionary of New Zealand National Biography

Prints and Printmaking Australia Asia Pacific

Axis - The Online Resource for Contemporary Art

National Portrait Gallery, London

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol - Current Academicians

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol - Past Academicians

scotlandart.com

Artists Directory

PM / A-D Designers and Artists

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art Oral History Project.

African American Visual Artists Database

AskArt

Luther College

The United States Air Force Art Collection

Wildlife Artists

Maryland

Tennessee Metro Arts Artist Registry

Women Illinois Women Artists Project

Photographers


artsConnect

Melbourne RMIT Design Archives

The Canadian Art Database: Artists File

Royal Canadian Academy of Arts / Académie Royale des Arts du Canada

artnet

Biographies of Selected Photographers from the 20th Century

Famous Photographers Biographies

Fotostiftung Schweiz

Artists Directory

Artistic Directory

Maryland

Tennessee Metro Arts Artist Registry

Postage Stamp Designers


Lexikon Tschechischer und Slowakischer Briefmarkenkünstler

Lexikon Tschechischer und Slowakischer Briefmarkenkünstler

Poster Designers


German Poster Designers

Lisa M. Reisman et Cie Artists

Rene Wanner’s Poster Page

The International Poster Collection

Classic Polish Film Posters

Plakaty.Ru

London Transport Museum

Printmakers


artsConnect

Prints and Printmaking Australia Asia Pacific

Art of the Print

Prints and Printmaking Australia Asia Pacific

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Artists Directory

PM / A-D Designers and Artists

Sculptors


artsConnect

Dictionary of Australian Artists Online (DAAO)

Galerie bei der Albertina

Artists in Canada

The Canadian Art Database: Artists File

Royal Canadian Academy of Arts / Académie Royale des Arts du Canada

Women Canadian Women Artists History Initiative

Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon

Artportal.hu

Icelandic Artists

Icelandic Artists

artnet

Browngrotta Arts

The Artist Institute of Chicago

The International Artists Database

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Tate Online

The Web Gallery of Art

Dictionary of New Zealand National Biography

Axis - The Online Resource for Contemporary Art

Glasgow - City of Sculpture - Sculptors and Carvers

National Portrait Gallery, London

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol - Past Academicians

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol - Current Academicians

Craft Finder

Artists Directory

Artistic Directory

African American Visual Artists Database

AskArt

Luther College

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art Oral History Project.

The United States Air Force Art Collection

Wildlife Artists

Illinois Illinois Women Artists Project

Maryland Maryland ArtSource

Silversmiths


Melbourne RMIT Design Archives

The Institute of Professional Goldsmiths. Members

Who's Who in Gold and Silver. The Goldsmith's Company Directory

Stained Glass Artists


UK Stained Glass News - Artists

American Glass Guild

Stonecarvers


The Master Carvers Association

Textile Artists


Craft Finder

Textile Designers


artsConnect

Melbourne RMIT Design Archives

Melbourne RMIT Design Archives

Artists in Canada

Danish Crafts

Browngrotta Arts

Belovedlinens.net

Lexikon der Textildesigner 1950-2000

Theatre Designers


IBDB Internet Broadway Database

The Society of British Theatre Designers

Typographers


Klingspor-Museum Offenbach

Lino Type – Font Designers

The Chicago Design Archive

Video Artists


New Media Encyclopedia

Visual Artists


Royal West of England Academy, Bristol - Past Academicians

War Artists


World War Two Artists

The United States Air Force Art Collection

Woodcarvers


Craft Finder

The Master Carvers Association

British Woodcarvers Association (BWA)

Woodcraft Designers


The White House Collection of American Crafts
 
Fotostiftung Schweiz

Compiled by the Fotostiftung Schweiz Schwizerische Stiftung für die Photographie. In Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland. Contains profiles of several thousand Swiss photographers. [Text in German].

 

ABOUT ART HISTORY RESEARCH net (AHR net)

 

AHR net originated as a single database Design Abstracts Retrospective which was conceived as a retrospective version, or or “prequel” to our database Design and Applied Arts Index [now issued by ProQuest]. Design and Applied Arts Index originated in 1987 and Design Abstracts Retrospective covers journals not included in Design and Applied Arts Index, i.e. from 1900 to 1986.

 

Design Abstracts Retrospective

 

Design Abstracts Retrospective covers much the same subject fields as Design and Applied Arts Index, e.g. architecture, furniture design, textile design, graphic arts and design illustration, ceramics, glass, interior design, theatre design, metalwork, jewellery, etc. It contains abstracts of all the articles and an index of all the images in the journals covered.

 

Arts + Architecture ProFiles - A+A P

 

Soon after launching Design Abstracts Retrospective, we decided to compile biographical and historical data on all the architects, designers, craftspeople, firms, studios, workshops, guilds, and organisations whose work is discussed or illustrated in Design Abstracts Retrospective for which we created a second database, Profiles [now called Arts + Architecture ProFILES]. All the biographical/historical data is contained in this database which is linked to Design Abstracts Retrospective

 

A+A P currently includes biographical and historical data on nearly 45,000 architects, painters, sculptors, designers, craftspeople, firms, studios, workshops, guilds, and organisations. [For convenience subsequently referred to as “creatives”]

 

Most of the names are of creatives whose work is discussed or is illustrated in the four AHR net databases: ReView, Design Abstracts Retrospective and Research Sources 1 and 2.

 

The coverage of A+A P is international. In the case of an individual, each entry contains, at a minimum, their dates of birth and death [if traced]; country or countries where they work or have worked; their area of creative activity; and their gender [where identified]. Most of the entries contain a detailed profile. Entries that are still being researched are marked PROFILE PENDING

 

Profiles on Request. AHR net has an extensive research library and we have access to numerous online research sources. Should an entry be required that is marked PROFILE PENDING, users of AHR net are welcome to contact us at info@arts-search.com and we can supply a completed profile.

 

Most of the entries date from the years 1880 to 1960, making A+A P probably the largest online arts biographical ‘dictionary’ for these years.

 

Given the publications that have been digitized and indexed by AHR net, there are certain areas of strength in A+A P. Among these are:

 

Artists and designers associated with the Wiener Werkstätte (1903-1932)

 

US industrial designers 1950 to 1980

 

US craftspeople 1945 to 1980

 

Graphic designers from 1945 to 1960

 

British and Irish architects 1850s to the 1930s

 

British, Irish and US artists and designers of the Arts and Crafts movement 1880s to the 1920s

 

Poster designers from the 1890s the 1920s

 

Italian painters, architects and designers 1900 to 1925

 

British advertising and commercial artists from the 1920s to the 1950s

 

German architects and decorative and fine artists 1890s to the 1920s

 

French fine and applied artists from the 1890s to the 1920s

 

British and Irish architects and decorative and fine artists from the 1880s to the 1920s

 

Australian fine artists 1915 to 1925

 

British furniture designers 1880 to 1900

 

Dutch architects and designers 1919 to 1930

 

 

As of August 2020, A+A P contains biographical data on nearly 12,.000 painters, over 3,700 sculptors and over 7,200 architects

 

In addition to the profiles, A+A P also contains supplementary bibliographies and over 100,000 Internet links which are regularly checked for broken links

 

ReView

 

With the growing demand for journals to be made available fully searchable online we decided to launch a third database ;ReView. Initially only three titles were available; the British journal The Studio (1893-1923); the French journal Art et Décoration (1897-1910); and the German journal Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration. We have since added over 100 more titles and many more journals will soon be available on ReView.

 

As with Design Abstracts Retrospective, we are compiling biographical and historical data on all the names discussed or illustrated in the journals digitized for ReView. These are also added to A+A P which is linked to ReView. We are also adding supplementary bibliographies and Internet links to the profiles. A+A P currently contains over 100,000 Internet links, many of which are archived.

Research Sources

 

In 2017 we launched a new feature - Art History Research net Research Sources. These databases contain a wealth of digitized material on a specific topic. So far two databases are available:

 

Research Sources: 1. British and Irish Architecture and Decorative and Applied Arts 1850s to the 1930s.

 

This is an ongoing project to digitize every book, exhibition catalogue, pamphlet and conference paper, as well as much of the journal literature published in Britain and Ireland during the late nineteenth century and early years of the twentieth century. This project is well on the way to being completed.

 

Research Sources 2: THE POSTER

 

This contains extensive research data on the history of the Poster, including a 5,000 entry A Bibliographical and Online Survey of the History of the Poster, which is available as a downloadable PDF; an International Directory of Poster Collections; and digitizations of virtually every book, exhibition catalogue and journal on the Poster published between the 1890s and the early 1920s.

 

As with Design Abstracts Retrospective and ReView, biographical and historical data on all the names whose work is discussed or illustrated in the publications digitized for Research Sources 1 and 2 are entered into Arts + Architecture ProFILES, which now contains nearly 45,000 entries.

 

 

We are currently collecting literature for a third AHR net Research Sources database. This will be on International Exhibitions and World's Fairs 1851-1939

 

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