What is an Artist's Biography?
...and what does it contain?
You should be able to get a biography onto one side of A4
On your website limit your Artist’s Biography to approximately 250 words or less.
Some alternative perspectives on how to write a biography if you are a creative person
The profile should be between 80 and 140 words. The ideal bio is ~120 words, though a tightly written 80-word bio is preferable to a longer bio that includes repetition and filler sentences
The place you are most likely to see a biography is either on a website or at a gallery or in an exhibition catalogue.
That means a gallery is going to:
A Gallery Bio needs to:
REFERENCE - THE GALLERY PERSPECTIVE
THE liberality with which Heaven now and again unites in one person the inexhaustible riches of its treasures and all those graces and rare gifts which are usually shared among many over a long period is seen in Raphael Sanzio of Urbino, who was as excellent as gracious, and endowed with a natural modesty and goodness sometimes seen in those who possess to an unusual degree a humane and gentle nature adorned with affability and good-fellowship, and he always showed himself sweet and pleasant with persons of every degree and in all circumstances.
Vasari - Lives of the Artists - about Raphael
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