Learn about an artist
Search the name of an artist in each of these databases to find biographical information and reviews of their major work.
Biography in Context
Gale. Images, videos, news features, scholarly articles, reference resources, and more are brought together in this collection of more than 600,000 biographies.
Coverage Dates: unknown - unknown
Gale Virtual Reference Library
GVRL is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research, including art.
Art History Databases
A collection of over one million images in the arts, architecture, and social sciences. ARTstor tools support viewing and analyzing images, saving groups of images, and creating presentations both online and offline. Register to save any images for future use and to use ARTstor's presentation tools. You also must register to access ARTstor from off-campus.
Academic Search Premier
An EBSCOhost database with full text of over 4,500 scholarly social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals. 3,700+ are peer-reviewed.
Fine Arts and Music Collection
A Gale database of over 150 full-text magazines and journals in drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Full text of over 1000 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, from their earliest issues up to 3-5 years ago. Does not include current issues of the journals. Video tutorials are available.
Oxford Art Online (aka Grove Art Online)
45,000 full text encyclopedia articles on every aspect of the visual arts--painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography--from prehistory to the present day, and a wide variety of image files.
*LIMITED TO 5 SIMULTANEOUS USERS*
Portland Art Museum Library
Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library