Welcome to my List of Artists Blog. The purpose of this blog is to create a massive list of both historical, modern, and current artists and group them together by categories, dates, etc. This will help me and ultimately you for various art critique purposes, educational materials, and brainstorming ideas. I was going to do this as a sub-category over at my main blog, Jeffthomann.wordpress.com but thought a full blog for this might be best since a full blog lets me do more with tags and categories. Hope you enjoy this. It’s good to know more about art and always look at new art or even old art to keep ideas bouncing around in your head.
From time to time I might put more info or my ideas, thoughts, etc. in to the posts, but for the most part, at the beginning it’ll be simple names, dates, and links either to the artist’s website, main websites about them that I can find, or wikipedia entries about the artists. Yes, wikipedia does not have all entries on all artists around the world from all ages yet, but maybe using this blog you can help fix that little problem! 😉
My plan is to include as many artists as I can, both living, dead, contemporary, and ancient, friends, and folks I have never had the chance to meet yet. I think lots of places like wikipedia are nice to help out with studying art, but they have a long ways to go to get anywhere, and some lists like this blog will evolve in to will be a little complimentary to that sort of stuff. I don’t have tons of time on my hands to dedicate solely to this blog, but over time, I plan to work on it a little here and there daily, more or less the rest of my life. If you can tell from my other blogs, I like to google and study a lot of stuff, so I figure I can take on this task just as well as anyone else, and am detailed oriented enough to maybe do it better then other folks might.
As you can probably tell, I don’t plan to only include the stuff most art historians teach about. I plan to include illustrators, comic book artists, and just about every other type of artist that I can find any info on and have the time to add to the list.
If you have an interest in art history, or some of the topics on this blog, I may eventually be looking for additional help with this blog. Contact me, or post a comment if you would be interested in becoming a content creator, post creator, or something similar. Also, if you are an artist and/or know of artist’s websites, etc. that have not been included yet, let me know. One Goal is to be comprehensive over time.