A work in progress (up to Grau-Sala) updating Thieme-Becker. When completed it will include biographical information on over 500,000 artists. Volumes 1 through 60 are completed, providing biographies on artists from "virtually every country and all time periods of history."
While Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (see above) is being completed, K.G. Saur Publishing has produced a 10 volume work, listing the names of over 500,000 artists who will appear in the Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon.
Comprehensive dictionary of all disciplines of artists, covering from 50 BC to the date of publication. Provides biographical information and lists major works and awards. Reproduces many artists signatures.
Considered the most complete and scholarly biographical reference work in art. Listings for nearly 50,000 artists from all countries and time periods. Arranged alphabetically by names of individuals. Entries often include references to books, catalogs and journal articles. Continued by "Vollmer" (see below)