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Finding Information on an Artist
Artist Biographies Master Index by
Call Number: folio N40 .A78 1986
Indexes biographical information sources for thousands of artists. This is often the best source for finding information on lesser-known artists. This index will not provide biographical information but instead lists a large number of other sources that you may consult. You can use the MSU Libraries' catalog to determine if the Fine Arts Library has the sources listed. This is a key resource and an excellent starting point for your research.
If you would like to research an artist, a number of resources can help you locate basic information. These items are available in the Fine Arts Library and are located in the art reference collection unless otherwise noted. Please realize that many minor artists have little or no literature available on their lives or work. Feel free to ask for assistance!
AskART Only affiliated MSU students, staff, and faculty can use this resource off campus, but community users are welcome to visit and use the "selected resource" computers in the library to access AskArt.