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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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Harriet Hosmer

Active in Italy in the later 19th century, Harriet Hosmer specialized in Neoclassical figurative sculpture and was the first American to receive a commission for a church in Rome.

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Have an idea for an artist or topic to be included in Grove Art or Benezit? We’d love your feedback! Send an email to the editors with your suggestion.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 33 revised articles and 49 emendations. Benezit publishes 9 emendations 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.