"This dictionary covers the last seven centuries, up to Picasso and Pop Art. Short biographies of nearly 1,000 painters, sculptors, and engravers fill the greater part of it: these contain facts and dates of the artist's career, a note of galleries exhibiting his work, and an estimate of his style. The dictionary also defines artistic movements, terms applied to periods and ideas, and technical expressions and processes. The art of eastern or primitive peoples is not covered."--BOOK COVER.