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  • A comprehensive and definitive resource for artists’ biographies, published since 1911
  • Includes 149,000 biographies as well as auction records, exhibition histories, and over 11,000 images of artists’ signatures and stamps of sale

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Lucie Rie

Ceramic artist Lucie Rie used a palette of bright Modernist color to create objects that transition between being functional items and works of art. Her London studio workshop is preserved within the ceramics collection at the V&A Museum in London.

Clarissa Sligh

Clarissa Sligh’s work addresses social justice, racism, gender politics and sex, identity, and the environment. Her collaborative project, Transforming Hate, explores the roots and evolution of our collective human identity.

With this update, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists publishes 29 new entries.

Dulwich Pink Gallery

Collection Guides

Join Benezit on a tour of unique art collections around the world! Written by experts and curators, our Collection Guides present the history and highlights of museums and galleries. Follow links to related texts in Oxford Art Online and around the web to learn more about the artists in these outstanding collections.

Complete collection of stacked Benezit Dictionary of Artists books

What's New

Benezit continues to feature new and revised biographies of women artists, as well as updates to articles on top-selling figures in today’s art market.