The Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs Benezit or simply Benezit is the classic artist encyclopedia and considered as one of most important art reference books in the world.
The French masterpiece has been revised, expanded, and translated into English language for the first time in 2006. Along with a new title, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists now comprises over 20.000 pages, thousands of updates and additions, and over 170.000 artists of all periods and nationalities in fourteen volumes.
The detailed biographical data is the major advantage of the Benezit. In many cases, especially when it comes to less famous artists, the dictionary provides the most comprehensive information available. It also lists many artists that cannot be found in other indexes or price guides.