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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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Rosemarie Castoro

Rosemarie Castoro

Though often classified as Minimalist, the work of Rosemarie Castoro is uniquely expressive, often showing elements of her hand at work, with gestural elements that draw on her experience as a dancer.

Tacita Dean

Tacitia Dean

Time and memory inform the work of Tacita Dean, and a struggle against the elements recurs as a theme in works such as Disappearance at Sea (1996–1997). Based on the true story of a lost solo navigator, the film shows the fading light of a lighthouse, a symbol of dimming hope and guidance.

In this update, Benezit publishes 36 updated biographies.

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.