Éditions Gründ

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Librairie Gründ, also known as "Les éditions Gründ " is a French publishing company. It was started in 1880 by Ernest Gründ and Émile Maguet as a bookstore in Paris in 1880, specialising in works about art.

It issued the Benezit Dictionary of Artists until it joined the French publishing group Editis in 2007. Oxford University Press issued the dictionary in 2007.[1][2]

Benezit has been called "the definitive international directory of artists" by The New York Times.[3]

Some of the authors published by this group include Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Sophie Rostopchine, comtesse de Ségur, Siri Reuterstrand, Jean-Francois Mesplède, Jean-Pierre Délarge, and classics by Rabelais, etc.[4]


  1. ^ Éditions Gründ company website
  2. ^ Oxford Art Online
  3. ^ NYT March 11, 2001
  4. ^ Open Library Directory of publishers