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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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Suzanne Valadon

Suzanne Valadon

Working as an artist’s model from age 15, Suzanne Valadon taught herself to paint by observing the work of artists like Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec during her sittings.

Clara Peeters

Clara Peeters

Flemish artist Clara Peeters painted detailed still-lifes featuring fruit, fish, silverware, coins, exotic flowers, and sea shells. A 1612 work includes a silver-gilt cup in which the reflection of the artist, holding her palette, can be seen.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 44 revised articles and 8 emendations, as well as a new pronunciation guide to artist name.

Explore the full list of what has been recently published and revised on Oxford Art Online.

Valerie Cassel Oliver

Letter from the Editor

Read a letter from Benezit’s Editor in Chief, Dr. Valerie Cassel Oliver, discussing her editorial approach and the work underway to expand Benezit’s coverage of emerging artists, varied media, and artists of diverse social and cultural backgrounds.

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.