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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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Betty Tompkins

Betty Tompkins

Despite censorship in her early career, Betty Tompkins stands as a groundbreaking figure in the history of feminist art, with work combining text and image and presenting taboo subjects such as women’s pleasure with polished elegance.

Radcliffe Bailey

Radcliffe Bailey

Working in paint, sculpture, and mixed media, Radcliffe Bailey explores African American history and the way human movement shapes nationality and identity.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 13 new articles, 9 revisions, and 2 new images; Benezit publishes 17 new and 8 revised articles; and 763 emendations publish as part of our regular corrections process.

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.