ICSM Collage and Assemblage

ICSM 10521-07

Collage from the 2012 ICSM Gallery

Best Bets

Listed below are a few great starting points for your research.  

Oxford Art Online covers art history, art movements, and biographies of artists. The biographies frequently include which schools, movements, and other artists influenced that artist's work.
Oxford Art Online 

For Articles
The following list of databases includes databases which cover a variety of topics as well as art-specific databases.
Academic Search Premier
American National Biography
Art Full Text
Art Index Retrospective
General OneFile
Lexis Nexis
Lexis Nexis, has extensive newspaper content with the advantage of searching by region.  Any art-related event that might have been covered in the papers, such as gallery openings, exhibits, and even interviews with artists may have received local coverage if not national coverage. 
For tips on limiting to regional newspapers in Lexis Nexis, watch this tutorial:
Proquest Research Library

For Images
ARTstor (high resolution, downloadable images)
Bing Images 
Google Images 
(after entering a search, use the SEARCH TOOLS button and SIZE buttons to further refine your results)
Flickr (perform your search, then use the SIZE button to limit to high resolution images)

For Books
Assemblage (Art)
Cornell, Joseph.
Hoch, Hannah
Marclay, Christian
Pfaff, Judy
Saar, Alison
Saar, Bettye
Sze, Sarah
Tomaselli, Fred
Having trouble finding books about your artist?  Try ebrary or WorldCat for more books:


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