Artist Search Tips
Enter the first and last names either in normal word order or inverted word order separated by a comma. Enter names of organizations in normal word order.
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- If you enter one name only, the search will return works by any artist who has that name (as either a first or last name, or even as part of their name).
Example: Entering the name William will return works by William H. Johnson, Arthur Williams, and Roberta Williamson.
Name search hints
Entering the artist's last name and the first letter of the first name (inverted, with a comma) can help narrow the search if you are unsure of the spelling of the first name.
Example: Entering Jones, L will return artists Lizzie C. Jones and Lois Mailou Jones.
Enter a single letter to see all the artists whose first OR last name begins with that letter.
Example: Enter the letter X and the results include X Press, Xavier Martinez, and Jean Xceron.
Enter the first letter of a last name and the first letter of a first name (in normal order or inverted and separated by a comma) to see all the artists whose names begin with those letters.
Example: Enter D, J and the results will include artists Jo Davidson, John Davies, and Joseph Detwiler.
- Enter R S (with the letters separated by one space) and the results will include Richard Sargent, Raymond White Skolfield, and Ramona Solberg.
Watch for spelling and typos - if a name is misspelled, then you may get "no results" after you click Find Artist.
Example: Entering Georgia O'Keeffe will return the correct artist record. Entering Georgia O'Keefe will return "no results."
- There is a wildcard character of a % symbol. If you enter the % symbol into the artist name search field, the results will list all the artists in the database. You may combine entering the % symbol with checking the boxes to limit the search to Artists with biographies or Artists with portraits.
- Searches are not case sensitive - you may use all capital letters, all lower case, or mixed case and get the same result.