Nearly 1000 painters, sculptors and engravers are included in this volume, with at least one illustration of the work of each in the pictorial section. Essential facts and dates of their careers, descriptions of their work, analyses of their relationship to the major movements, personalities and influences of their time are given. Major techniques of fresco, oil, tempera and watercolor are demonstrated in over 50 color plates. Bibliographies provide a classified list of books on particular schools and styles and alphabetically list the most important and up-to-date monographs on individual artists and movements. Both authors are trained as painters and teach the history of art at the University of London.