Artist files are critical for supporting research on local artists. Melissa Bowden, a participant at a recent Amon Carter Museum of American Art Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, used the museum’s file on Cynthia Brants, a member of the Fort Worth Circle, to prepare an article on the artist for Wikipedia.
Sydney Fitzgibbon, art history student at Texas Christian University, analyzes material in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s artist file on Albert Bierstadt. Over the years, museum staff have developed an extensive set of documents on Bierstadt, a key artist in the museum’s collection. Artist files are often the first stop for art history students starting their research.