Welcome to Benezit Dictionary of Artists

  • 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

Learn more

Filippino Lippi

Filippino Lippi

The frescos in the Carafa Chapel in Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome, demonstrate Filippino Lippi's unique ability to translate erudite Christian doctrine and distant history into lively tangible forms.

Jules Breton

Jules Breton

Characterized as a Realist tempered by a poet, French painter Jules Breton interpreted his subjects, often scenes from provincial life, with an idealistic charm.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 92 emendations and updates to article structure and links.

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.