Sites that provide a list of famous artists from A to Z include Artcyclopedia and Arthistory.About.com. Artcyclopedia also features a Top 30 Artists list that features the most commonly searched artists in the previous month.
Arthistory.about.com offers an extensive list of popular individuals in art history with corresponding brief biographical entries. The site calls these short descriptions Artists in 60 Seconds, in which every profile consists of relevant facts and also includes links to other resources, if available. An example of a list of famous artists whose surnames start with A includes Marina Abramovic, Yaacov Agam, Constantin Alajalov and Fra Angelico.
Artcyclopedia enables users to find artists alphabetically by name or explore a one-page list of more than 8,000 artists. The names of Asian artists are alphabetized based on their family names, regardless if they’re written on a last-name-first-name or first-name-last-name basis. In comparison, Italian names are typically categorized under the first names of artists.
Popular artists, such as Van Gogh and Rembrandt, are listed on Artcyclopedia using their prominent names. Other artists are classified based on the last word in their names. Artcyclopedia also offers a custom search engine that features typical variants of numerous popular names in art history. For example, users can search using either Bruegel or Brueghel, and Raphael or Raffaello Sanzio.