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On the "Summary Page" for each of our artists, we summarize what's available about the artist: Dates, states, methods, biographies, subjects for which best known; literature in which they are referenced, and the auction lots sold and unsold of their works. You will also find their museum references, as well as what might be available for sale from dealers or individuals, or who is looking to purchase. And more!

In other words, unlike any other online resource, we give you an upfront summary of our accumulated data.

We also welcome any information you can add.



We have recorded over 26,000 books, exhibition records and periodicals. We may have missed some meaningful references along the way, such as limited editions, but anticipate and welcome your help in pointing those out to us. Please email


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We currently have thousands of biographies or inputs from multiple resources, and give credits throughout our database to authors and their works for any part that helped contribute to such information.


We currently have approximately 4,000 dealers and galleries listed which actively deal or specialize in our listed artists. They might be identified when reviewing a specific artist, or by using our Dealer Directory available from our Home page.   

Our database has artist cross reference information to over 3,400 museums, as well as links to the museums' websites. This project of many years is a work in progress, and all museums have been contacted for their comments. These museum listings provide you with another source for researching the artists.

We are pleased to provide Museums and also our Premier Dealers the ability to post public notice of their exhibitions, at no cost to them.


We present past Auction results for American artists from 1987, as well as upcoming auction information for the Auction Houses we have identified as being the best for American and International artists at auction. Our International Auction records begin in 2007.

Prices generally include buyer's premiums, however there are many auction houses that do not report prices to include the frequent 15-25% premiums. AskART indicates with an ** these prices which include the mark-up.

Note: We limit our auction records to original works of art (not lithographs and prints), and do not display artworks of ‘attributed to' artists.



Quick facts (keywords) give a great snapshot overview of the artist. Sources include books, periodicals, auction records, family members, friends, and professional researchers.



Our 'Magazine Ads pre-1998' are a random display of artworks that were featured in major fine art magazines before 1998. Some of these works were advertised for sale, and others were taken from feature articles. In many cases they represent some of the very best works by the artists, and may not be found via traditional auction house records. Please note, the content for the Magazine Ads pre-1998 was provided to AskART without complete references to the magazine or advertiser sources, and therefore we are unable to provide those details.



Our image gallery displays all the images we have available, and whether they are from the auction records or magazine ads pre-1998, they visually represent a wide range of the artist's work.

Please remember that all artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee.



We have created the Discussion board as a forum where viewers can discuss and share information about the lives of the artists. Professional, as well as anecdotal comments or notes from friends or relatives of the artist, can add much to the knowledge about the artist. If our editors determine new information is of particular value, then Alert emails are sent to others interested in the particular artist.


In Summary

AskART™ is committed to providing accurate, easy-to-access, comprehensive information for the artists you are researching.

Again, we invite information on our artists from our viewers. Many of our artists are only regionally recognized, and AskART is unique in providing a means for bringing their work and life stories to a broader audience.

To learn how to contribute information on an artist, first search for the artist in our database and then select the "Biography on this Artist" tab for further instruction. Thank you!

All images and text on AskART are copyrighted 1998-2015, unless posted otherwise. The totality of information on the site constitutes a unique compilation and is protected by copyright, worldwide. Images may not be distributed in any form or fashion.

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