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The Benezit Dictionary of Artists (2006) is the biggest, most updated compendium of artists' biographies in the English language, and for the last century has been a crucial resource for art analysts. The dictionary is a conventional reference work for art research and is understood for its coverage of lesser-known artists, pictures of artists' signatures, and addition of auction sale records.
Although Benezit is best understood for its coverage of European artists, from its starts it has taken an international technique and has long been acknowledged as a crucial resource on Asian art, particularly the Chinese and Japanese traditions. The Benezit Dictionary Asian Artists consists of more than 4,700 entries on artists from throughout Asia, including the Middle East, from antiquity to the present. Most of the articles were chosen from the 2006 version of Benezit, with an extra 100 modified and 50 brand-new articles on contemporary artists chosen by Advisory Editor Pamela Kember of the Asia Art Archive and College of London. The artists represent a broad variety of media, from conventional ink painting to efficiency and video art. (Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists does not include designers and photographers who did not likewise work in an additional medium stood for in the dictionary's scope.)
Entries provide simple, succinct stories of the artists' lives and professions, and lots of entries include bibliographies, auction sale records, exhibit histories, and museum collection holdings. This collection likewise consists of 39 pictures of artists' signatures.
This spinoff acts as a compact, cost effective alternative to the fourteen-volume Benezit for professionals and collectors in the fields of Asian art.