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Canadian Visual Artists File
The London Public Library's artist files (over 4000) encompass early Canadian artists as well as contemporary local and regional artists. Located in the Arts and History Department on the third floor of the Central Library, they include,
The files are indexed in an in-house database and are also accessible on the Internet through the Canadian Heritage Information Network ;(CHIN) by name of artist.
The CHIN site acts as a gateway to museums, galleries, and heritage information in Canada and around the world. It includes the Artists in Canada database, an alphabetical and descriptive listing of Canadian artists, including painters that indicates which libraries (including London Public Library) own information files on these artists. The Dictionary of Canadian Artists is also available online through this Canadian Heritage Information Network site.
Artnet: Research Library
This site contains thousands of concise versions of articles from the Grove Dictionary of Art (available at the Central Library - R703 Dic v.1-34) including biographies of graphic artists and information on art materials, techniques, styles and movements.
Print Council of America
This site provides a good guide to studying prints, discussing printmaking techniques, authenticity, care of prints, defining a print, etc.
Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)
This database contains over "225,000 names and biographical and bibliographical information about artists, including graphic artists, and offers a wealth of variant names, pseudonyms, and language variants." The database, from the Getty Research Institute, is searchable by name, role, and nationality, and browsable by alphabet.
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London Arts Council
The London Arts Council home page. The Council is an umbrella organization for the arts in London, including the graphic arts. The Council's mission includes "nurturing awareness of, involvement in, and commitment to, excellence of all levels of Arts and Culture" for Londoners. The site offers art news, an arts calendar, as well as information on grants administered by the Council.
London - Museum London
The home page of Museum London, "where art and history meet", London's public art gallery, whose mission is to enrich public knowledge and enjoyment of the art and history of the London region and Canada. The site offers current events and programs, gallery information and exhibition schedules, as well as featuring images from the collection.