Use these fantastic web sources for more help understanding your artist and his/her important role in art history
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - Use the "Search" box to search your artist by name and then read the "Thematic Essays" associated with your artist ("France, 1900 A.D.–present," "Impressionism," "Cubism," "Fauvism," "Women Artists in Ninteenth-Century France," "Post-Impressionism"...)
The Timeline of Art History presents the Met’s collection via a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of global art history. Targeted at students and scholars of art history, it is an invaluable reference, research, and teaching tool. Authored by the Met’s experts—predominantly made up of curators but also of conservators, scientists, and educators—the Timeline comprises 300 timelines, 930 essays, close to 7,000 objects, and a robust index, and is regularly updated and enriched to provide new scholarship and insights on the collection.
Search by artist, art movement, or timeline. Easy to use format provides a synopsis, key ideas, most important works by the artist, as well as an artist biography and other resources.