Note - this is for the CD-ROM only. It does not include a book.
Do you travel with a laptop? Are you often only able to identify a few letters in a signature? Can you type a word and spell check it faster than locating it in a dictionary? If so, there is good news. Gordon's Art Reference has published its hefty Davenport's Art Reference & Price Guide in database format and has made it available in a quick and easy to use CD-ROM. As it has for years, Davenport's remains the first place to research. It includes 335,000 entries, with thousands of artists not listed elsewhere, with pricing on oils, watercolors, drawings, sculpture, etc. Over 30 major art reference books are cross-referenced.
And now it is in an easy to use electronic format. I rarely use my book now that I have the CD-ROM. I can find an artist and print out an artist report with all the information that is in the book in just seconds.
I can also search the Davenport's in ways that were never before practical. For example, I have an indecipherable signature and all I can make out is that the first name ends with th and the second ends with dt. I search *th *dt and am quickly presented with the following:
Barr Elizabeth Quandt 1922- BE(1) - Painter, Printmaker - 
Bosworth Hobart Van Zandt 1867-1943 La Canada,CA Landscapes $200-700 -
Dawdy(3), Hughes(3), Moure(2) - Pupil of C.P.Adams
Veresmith Daniel Albert (Wehrschmidt) 1861-1932 Britain Markets, Subway, Dolls $1430 24x29 - SPB 12/3/87, 6/24/88 - Mallett(1) - 
Yerbysmith Ernest Alfred Schmidt 1876-1952 Glendale,CA Portrait Busts(Movie Stars) $400-800 - Hughes(5), Mallett(1) - Sculptor, Movie Artist, Ceramics
I check off the names that interest me, hit the report button and I have a nice printable list in HTML which I can copy and paste into an email.
If I want to find artists from Galesburg Illinois, I can do a free text search using Galesburg.
Blood M I 19th Cent Galesburg,IL Portraits - FABI(2) - Painter - 
Damiano Beatrice Parkinson 1905-1967 Galesburg,IL $500-900 - Whos2(2) - Wood Carver, Ceramicist, Block Printer
Findahl Rebeca 1946-Galesburg,IL Architectural Imagery - BE(3) - Painter - 
Fluhart Harry D Williams 19th Cent Galesburg,IL $350-750 - Whos2(1) - Painter
Shar John Oliver Robert 1911-1966 Galesburg,IL BE(2) - Painter, Pupil of Grant Wood, George Bridgman - 
Szesko Lenore Rundle 1933-Galesburg,IL BE(3) - WC, Ink, Wood - Painter, Printmaker, Pupil of Adrian Troy - 
Searches can be done on other variables such as nationhood, a particular year, students, teachers and more.
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