Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators, Volume 1
The Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators consists of over 3,000 entries on a range of British artists, from medieval manuscript illuminators to contemporary cartoonists. Its core is comprised of the entries focusing on British graphic artists and illustrators from the 2006 Benezit Dictionary of Artists with an additional 90 revised and 60 new articles. The collection highlights the rich history of British printmaking-both fine art prints and mass print media-and related activities in the production and illustration of printed books and manuscripts. Because of Benezit's focus on European artists of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, this collection provides comprehensive coverage of British graphic art and illustration during their most significant periods of development. Entries provide straightforward, concise narratives of the artists' lives and careers, and many entries include bibliographies, auction sale records, exhibition histories, and museum collection holdings. This collection also includes over 200 images of artists' signatures. The Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators serves as a compact, affordable alternative to the fourteen-volume Benezit for specialists and collectors in the fields of British art and/or printmaking.
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Bénézit’s Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, published in four French editions between 1911 and 1999, is a comprehensive and definitive reference work on artists and their works. In 2006, the first English edition was published, offering, in 14 volumes, information on nearly 170,000 artists from all eras and parts of the world (it is newly available through Oxford Art Online). Oxford University Press has now gathered that edition’s entries on printmakers, poster artists, illustrators, cartoonists, calligraphers, and illuminators either native to or active in the United Kingdom from the Middle Ages to the present. This adds up to 3000-plus artists, some known primarily for their work in these media as well as “painters and sculptors who are less known for their graphic work but engaged with these media in important ways,” revising about 90 entries and adding about 60. Photographers are excluded this time. Concise biographical information is provided on artists as famous as William Blake, John Constable, Walter Crane, Beatrix Potter, and J.M.W. Turner, as well as more obscure figures such as an 18th-century British male named “Consitt” who was active in York around 1760 and whose two ex libris plates have been identified. These entries are followed by a list of group and solo exhibitions, museum and gallery holdings, and auction records (taken from the 2006 edition; the records stop before 2006, which is unfortunate though understandable). Artists’ signatures are sometimes included. VERDICT An invaluable and convenient resource for specialists and collectors, as well as the libraries and galleries that serve them.—Marcia Welsh, Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH
Benezit Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, Et Graveurs
Emmanuel Benezit,OXFORD UNIV PR
No preview available - 2010