Fonds GB 0210 DIARTW - Dictionary of Artists in Wales Archive= Archif Bywgraffiadur Artistiaid Cymru

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Dictionary of Artists in Wales Archive= Archif Bywgraffiadur Artistiaid Cymru


  • [1988x2016] (Creation)

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40 boxes

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Biographical history

An English and Welsh version of this reference book was published in 2015. It includes profiles of nearly 1,400 visual and applied artists; it was compiled and edited by Peter W. Jones and Isabel Hitchman. This is the first illustrated survey of visual artists and applied artists in Wales since 1945.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Ms Isabel Hitchman (Editor), Cardiff, July 2017, 99821610002419

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Scope and content

Research papers, [1988x2016], relating to the publication of the reference book Post-war to Post-modern: a Dictionary of Artists in Wales published in 2015 in English and the Welsh edition Ȏl-ryfel i Ȏl-fodernaidd: Bywgraffiadau Artistiaid Cymru. The papers include minutes of the editorial group, biographical profiles of visual and applied artists, details of exhibitions held and images of their work.

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Arranged at NLW into three series: administrative papers, texts, and artists' biography research forms.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library. = Disgwylir i ddarllenwyr sydd am ddefnyddio papurau modern yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru gydymffurfio â Deddf Gwarchod Data 1998 yng nghyd-destun unrhyw brosesu ganddynt o ddata personol a gasglwyd o gofnodion modern sydd ar gadw yn y Llyfrgell. Nodir y manylion yn yr wybodaeth a roddir wrth wneud cais am Docyn Darllen.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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  • English
  • Welsh

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH



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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2018.




The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Post-war to Post-modern: a Dictionary of Artists in Wales (Llandysul, 2015) and papers within the Dictionary of Artists in Wales archive.

Archivist's note

Description compiled by Ann Francis Evans.

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