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Finding Information about Contemporary Artists  

Contemporary artists may not be as well represented in reference works and scholarly journals as are famous deceased artists. So information must be sought in journals of contemporary art, in newspapers or on Web Sites.
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Art Abstracts and Art Index Retrospective

Art Abstracts and Art Index Retrospective are citation databases that search for articles in art and art historical journals. Search the artist's name as a subject. Use UConn links to learn about how to access the articles you find there.

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Newspaper databases

Search the artist's name in these databases to find full-text exhibiton reviews, interviews and news stories.

 

Contemporary Artists on the Web

Do a Google search of the artist's name in double quotes. If the artist has a Web Site, it will often include links to or citations of useful stuff (interviews, articles, exhibition reviews and catalogs) that have appeared about the artist. Many artists teach, so that Web Sites of schools where they teach will often have a page about them with a link to their CVs (resumes), which may have lists of publications about them.

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