Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon

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Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon (Weilbach's Biographical Dictionary of Artists) is a Danish biographical dictionary of artists and architects. The current edition, which is also freely accessible online, contains the biographies of some 8,000 Danish artists and architects.[1]

History[edit]

The first edition, Dansk Konstnerlexikon (1878),[2] was the work of Philip Weilbach which he expanded into the two-volume Nyt dansk Kunstnerlexikon in 1897.[3] In subsequent editions, it became the standard reference work on all notable Danish artists and architects. The third edition, under the auspices of a committee, was published in three volumes (1947–1952) and was said to provide biographical details and information on Danish artists including painters, architects, sculptors, conservators, stonemasons, engineers, lithographers, engravers, stucco artists and miniaturists.[4]

Current edition[edit]

The fourth edition of Weilbach, edited by Sys Hartmann, was published in nine volumes in 1994–2000 with the biographies of almost 8,000 artists and architects.[5]

Since 1996, an online, freely accessible digitized version of the fourth edition has been available as the major component of Kunstindeks Danmark.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Philip Weilbach", Den Store Danske. (Danish) Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  2. ^ Weilbach, Philip (1877). Dansk Konstnerlexikon: indeholdende Korte levnedstegnelser over Konstnere, som indtil udgangen af 1876 have levet og arbejdet i Danmark eller den danske stat. A.F. Host & Son. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Weilbach, Philip (1897). Nyt dansk kunstnerlexikon: bd. Indenlandske kunstnere (fortsættelse) Udenlandske kunstnere, som have arbejdet eller studeret for en tid i Danmark. Tilføjelser og rettelser. Gyldendal. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Merete Bodelsen; Povl Engelstoft (1947). Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon samt supplement bd. I-III: Udgivet af en komité med støtte af Carlsbergfondet. Aschhoug. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Hartmann, Sys (2000). Weilbach - Dansk Kunstnerleksikon. Munksgaard. ISBN 978-87-16-11206-4. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kunstindekx Danmark", Den Store Danske. (Danish) Retrieved 7 October 2012.

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