America's Distinguished Artists
a national registry of historic artists
Creating new listings from sources other than Resource Library
These steps are taken by TFAO volunteers leading to nomination of artists and URL links for inclusion in the America's Distinguished Artists catalogue.
An online search for a particular artist may lead to a website containing names of many other artists. It's worthwhile to check the names listed on that site against the names listed in the America's Distinguished Artists catalogue. Hundreds of artists have been discovered through reviewing biographies of artists from other online sources. Examples include:
The 2015 catalogue audit revealed that all links to artist biographical information from the North Dakota Council on the Arts were broken. An inquiry to the NDCA revealed that the the online artist archive was removed from its website. On October 27, 2015, Amy Schmidt, Public Information Officer, Accessibility Coordinator, North Dakota Council on the Arts, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, wrote that she would email available information for particular artists on request, and on October 28, 2015 further wrote that TFAO may append the information in Editor's notes for Resource Library articles citing individual artists as long as applicable references are included.
Recognition to volunteers
TFAO greatly appreciates the efforts made by volunteers to improve the America's Distinguished Artists catalogue. TFAO will acknowledge volunteers who contribute new listings on the appropriate page.
Invitation to biographers
TFAO welcomes for publication in Resource Library biographies of deceased American artists and artisans whose works have been exhibited in American art museums. Do you have a biography to contribute? To learn how please click here.
Individual pages in this catalogue are continuously amended. Refreshing or reloading pages enables readers to view the latest updates.
Links to sources of information outside of our website are provided only as referrals for your further consideration. Please use due diligence in judging the quality of information contained in these and all other web sites. Information from linked sources may be inaccurate or out of date. TFAO neither recommends or endorses these referenced organizations. Although TFAO includes links to other web sites, it takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, nor exerts any editorial or other control over them. For more information on evaluating web pages see TFAO's General Resources section in Online Resources for Collectors and Students of Art History.
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