Missouri Remembers: Artists 1821-1951

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the State of Missouri, The Spencer Art Reference Library of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is embarking on an initiative to document the artists of Missouri’s past. The goal of this initiative is to create a biographical dictionary of visual artists who lived in, or spent part of their careers within, the State of Missouri from the state’s beginning through the mid-twentieth century. Information about Missouri’s artists isn’t just located in its largest cities but also in smaller historical societies, museums and libraries throughout the state, and The Spencer Art Reference Library is building partnerships throughout the state to assist with the project.

The dictionary is expected to appear online in November 2019. We encourage you to get involved by regularly checking back to the project site and using the contact link to share information about Missouri’s artists.