Bénézit, E., Dict. des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, I (1911)
Bénézit, E., Dict. des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, 11 (1913)
Bénézit, E., Dict. des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, 111, (1915)
Over 170,000 artists worldwide
- Includes over 11,000 examples of artists’ signatures and monograms
- Includes bibliography, auction records from Art Sales Index
- Greater coverage of French artists (slightly less coverage of English and American artists) than the English-language edition
The Benezit Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs is a landmark reference work in Art History. A biographical dictionary of 14 volumes, this French-language edition, published in 1999, is the fourth edition of a historical publication whose first edition came out in three volumes in 1911-1920.
With entries on over 175,000 artists, the Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists. Unique features include the dictionary’s coverage of obscure artists and the inclusion of images of artists’ signatures, monograms, and stamps. Entries are clear and concise, and often contain auction records, museum holdings, and bibliographies. Valued for both its wide coverage of lesser-known artists and its deep coverage of artists occupying the core pantheon of art, the Benezit is an essential resource for scholars, librarians, museum curators, art dealers, and collectors.