Canadian Eskimo Artists: a Biographical Dictionary. Pelly Bay, Yellowknife:
Government of the Northwest Territories, 1970. Concordia University Library Call #
Reference N 6548 C36X
Small work includes brief biographical sketches of Inuit
artists from this region. Little discussion of artist works.
Creative Canada: a Biographical Dictionary of
Twentieth-Century Creative and Performing Artists. 2 volumes. University of
Victoria, by University of Toronto Press, 1971-1972. Concordia University Library Call #
Reference NX 513 A1C7.
Published in subsequent years, these two volumes provide
complementary listings that cover artists (painting, sculpture, etc.), writers, film,
dance, Inuit art, music, opera, and performing arts. Entries include information about
education, careers, awards and honours, exhibitions, productions, etc. Good coverage of
A Dictionary of Canadian Artists. 3
volumes. Ottawa: Canadian Paperbacks, [1977?]-1997. Concordia University Library Call #
Reference N 6548 M2
Originally published in 1967, the revised and expanded
edition includes biographical entries covering studies, exhibitions and dates, and media.
Articles vary in length ranging from brief paragraphs to 5 pages. Most entries provide
brief list of bibliographical references.
A Dictionary of Folk Artists in Canada from the
17th Century to the Present with Inclusions of Popular Portrait, Topographical, Genre,
Religious, and Decorative Artists of the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries.
Elginburg, ON: B. McKendry, c1988. Concordia University Library Call # Reference N 6540.5
Alphabetical listing of entries providing brief details.
Biographical references listed at end of work may be helpful.
Directory of the arts. Ottawa: Canadian
Conference of the Arts / Conference canadienne des arts, c1987. Merger of the English
portions of Who does what and Who's who (Toronto, ON). Concordia
University Library Call # Reference NX 120 C3D57X 1989, 1991, 1994.
Early Painters and Engravers in Canada.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, c1970. Concordia University Library Call # Reference
N 6548 H37.
Includes only painters and engravers of the historic past
including those born before 1867. Works of Canadian subject matter by non-Canadians are
also included. Entries include date and place of birth, known details of the life of the
artist, listings of public exhibitions, and a key to biographical references. General
bibliography included at end of work.
Encyclopedia of living artists in America: a
visual guide to artists living in America, complete with their names and addresses, as
well as biographies, personal comments, and sample works. 2nd ed. Renaissance,
CA: Directors Guild Publishers, c1987. Concordia University Library Call # Reference N
6512 E45 1987.
International Archive of Women in Architecture
(IAWA) Biographies of Women in Architecture
The IAWA collects books, biographical information, and
published materials as part of its mission to act as a clearinghouse of information about
all women architects, past and present.
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects. 4
volumes. London: Collier Macmillan Publishers, 1982. Concordia University Library Call #
Reference NA40 M25 1982
Includes more than 2400 biographies of architects from
ancient times to the present and covers all geographical areas including Canada. Entries
include an overview of individuals, a list of their works and a bibliography. A complete
list of biographies and biographer's name provided. Numerous illustrations.
North American Women Artists of the Twentieth
Century. New York: Garland Publishing, 1995. Concordia University Library Call #
Reference N6503 N67 1995
Extensive coverage of Canadian and Mexican women artists.
Entries on women born before 1960 who have made a "serious commitment to the visual
arts" are included. Bibliographies. Black and white illustrations.
St. James Guide to Native North American Artists.
Edited by Roger Matuz. Concordia University Library Call # Reference E 98 A7 1997
Contains biographical information and essays on many
First Nations artists who have exhibited extensively in Canada.
Who's Who series -- check both Canadian
and American versions as they contain listings of Canadians working in the field of the