Jenny Stone

Editor’s Note: This post officially kicks off a series of articles featuring special items found in artist files.  The following comes from Jenny Stone, librarian at the Dallas Museum of Art. Thanks Jenny! Others who wish to contribute to the series, please contact one of the coordinators.

It’s not known when the Dallas Museum of Art’s Mayer Library artist file collection began.  Based on contents found in the files, we know that major growth started in the 1940s when Jerry Bywaters, the director of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, began sending out “Biographical Data” questionnaires to Texas regional  … READ FULL POST

The following is a selection of resources relating to artist files that our SIG has gathered. If you have suggestions for additional resources, please contact a SIG coordinator.

Online Collections

Archives of American Art

Art and Artist Files in the Smithsonian Libraries’ Collections

Artists in Canada

ARTstor (subscription required)

Los Angeles as Subject

NYPL Digital Gallery

Utah Artists Project (part of the Mountain West Digital Library)

Microform Collections

New York Public Library. Artist Files on Microfiche. Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, Inc., 1989.

Museum of Modern Art Library. Artists Files on Microfiche. Alexandria, VA:  … READ FULL POST