Arts + Architecture ProFiles


Arts + Architecture ProFiles 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 Art History Research net databases: ReView, Design Abstracts Retrospective and Research Sources 1 and 2.


The coverage of Arts + Architecture ProFiles 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. Art History Research 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 Art History Research net are welcome to contact us at and we can supply a completed profile.


Most of the entries date from the years 1880 to 1960, making Arts + Architecture ProFiles 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 Arts + Architecture ProFiles. 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 1800s to the 1940s

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, Arts + Architecture ProFiles contains biographical data on nearly 12,000 painters, over 3,700 sculptors and over 7,200 architects


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


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