Click "Sign In" in the header to log in to your account. Once signed in, you may
locate your list of artists from the My Artists and Ads menu (under My Account). You may click on the
“Biography Yes/No” box. You will then find our guidelines as
well as a place to submit the biography.
receive valuable biographical information from a broad range
of contributors, so we welcome your input. Biographies for our
listed artists range from complete to partial, and for some
artists we have yet to gather any information. Our goal is to
have full biographies for all our artists, and with this
endeavor in mind, we welcome your help.
invite you to submit any relevant data to either create a
biography where none exists, or build on material already
necessary for us to cite our sources for submitted material,
so please give your background on your knowledge about the
artist. If you prefer anonymity and are able to provide us
with your credentials, we will be happy to accommodate special
sending biographical information, we encourage you to first
read The askART Sample Biography for artist Andrew Newell Wyeth (click
How to Submit an Artist’s Biography to askART
The artist biography that you submit will be featured under the heading of your establishment if you are an askART Premier Dealer or a Museum, which in turn, underscores your professional expertise. We encourage a well-organized, comprehensive biography, written in sentence case and conversational style. Just the facts, please. Our editors are trained to delete any hype or advertising verbiage such as “most famous,” “internationally renowned,” and “extraordinarily beautiful works.”
Please include in your biography answers to as many of the following questions as possible:
1) Subjects and styles and other distinctive characteristics for which the artist’s work is best known.
2) Formal education and training and other professional influences such as individual artists.
3) Geographical areas of special interest to the artist's career.
4) Art Movements of special influence.
5) Relevant Personal Background such as places lived, family, studio locations, etc.
6) Art Organization Memberships.
7) Special Awards.
8) Museums (name, city, and state) that hold works by the artist in their permanent collections.
9) Required: Sources for the above information and name of person submitting.
We appreciate your participation in askART. If you have any questions about submitting biographies, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
biographies via email or e-mail attachment to registrar@askART.com
In the subject box of the email, please reference the name of
the artist. At the top of the biography, please write your
name and how you are an authority on this artist.
Once our Content Manager receives your information, it will be reviewed and posted if adhering to our guidelines. If we have any questions, we will get back to you via email.
strive to keep our records accurate and current, so please
send correct dates if you see an omission or error. Copies of
obituaries are welcome because they often provide little known
details about the artists’ lives that we may be able to
integrate into their biographical information. (Please cite
is human and to forgive is divine.”
find an error, be divine, and let us know by sending us an
email to email@example.com
We will review the matter and post a correction as soon as
Adding new artists, living and deceased, is very important to our growing database.
Artists, artist agents/managers, estates, friends, and/or relatives who wish to add an artist to askART now have the opportunity to create an Artist Studio. This new service provides the opportunity to create and manage their own studio page, provide updated biographical information, while at the same time being able to offer works For Sale and Portfolio works.
· If you have any questions about adding or updating artist information in our database click
to contact our registrar.
· If you have questions about the Artist
, not answered on our site please click
to contact our studio manager.
askART images for each artist are often artworks that have
traded through public auction. If you find an artist is
lacking an image, we would welcome your sending an example to
us as follows:
· Images should
be in .JPG or .gif format. Maximum file
size is 100KB.
· Send to images@askART.com
Although we will reference that the work is “An example of
this artist's work”, please include in the email as much
information as possible such as the title, date of work,
medium (oil, watercolor etc.), dimensions (in inches) for our
internal documentation. Also include who you are, so we may
respond with any questions.
· Please send
only one image per artist.
is archiving photographs and self-portraits of artists from
family members and other reliable sources to be added to the
website. You may send them to images@askART.com
. Please note for photography, copyright permission must
be given by you.
· First, navigate to "My Account"
· Then, go to "Artist Studio Display Setting"
· Complete the data form in "Artist Studio Display Setting" - This includes uploading your image(s). Click Submit.
· Your artwork will now display for all askART visitors.
area of the askART site lists resources for additional
research about artists, and additions are most welcome. Email
alerts will be sent to users who have requested them, so they
may know when listings for particular artists are augmented.
· Send email to
with the following completed:
Title and Subtitle of the
Author or Authors
Number of Pages
in the Book
Color Reproductions Yes/No
referenced in this book
· If a
reference includes numerous names, please copy the index,
indicate the artists you feel receive significant mention, and
send to PO Box 8009, Scottsdale, AZ 85252-8009.
is eager to have accurate museum records noting the permanent
collections that represent the artists’ works.
wish us to add a museum reference to an artist record,
· First check
the Museum section of that artist’s record to make sure your
entry would not be a duplicate. If the museum is not listed in
our directory, we will need the Institution’s name, address,
phone, email and website addresses.
· Send your
message to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the name of the artist, name of the museum, city and
our policy to contact a museum representative to verify
We can provide a direct link to the artist’s web site through our Artist
may include an artist’s website address as a reference if we
receive useful biographical material from that website for use
in the artist’s biography. We will give credit to the source
and provide the URL for the artist’s site (at this time,
without live links).
has recorded the auction transactions for over 500
major international auction houses, and lists numerous others. This list
may be accessed from the askART Auction House Directory
· To add an
overlooked auction record for auction houses in our directory,
please send an email to email@example.com
with the following:
1. Auction House
4. Lot Number
5. Title of Work
8. Low/high estimate
· If we have
made an error, we welcome your corrections. Please provide
data as specified above.
· If you
represent an auction house that is not on our list, but does
provide timely pre-sale data, with images and post-sale
results for original artworks, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of the artists in the askART database display archived Bulletins - comments that were shared from askART viewers about the artist or artist's work, prior to March 2015. We hope you find these comments informative.
Please keep in mind that if you know something about an artist that you believe belongs permanently with that artist’s record, consider sending such information, however brief, to email@example.com
. Thank you.
regret that we are unable to answer special questions you may
have regarding an artist, artwork, appraisal, identification
of a signature or artist, or other such queries. askART
provides all facts we possess on the site, and we are unable
to provide custom research services at this time.
questions were not addressed in the text above, please contact
(Reminder: askART displays all our available information on
the site, and we are not able to provide custom answers to
queries or research services at this time.)
· Private Parties (individuals)
. Private parties may place 'classified' For Sale ads for artworks. Please
Becoming a Premier
provides the opportunity to place up to 80 ads -- both 'For Sale' and 'Wanted' -- plus special Featured ads.
Please see details
Creating your own 'Artist Studio'
will enable you to be found on askART to showcase you and your portfolio, and/or offer your works for sale. Please
level. The askART Home page has 4 sizes of ad space available. Please