The Old Masters Index project specializes in systematizing information about Old Masters – European artists whose paintings date back no later than 1700. Our goal is to collect in one place a list of artists and their artworks together with information about their lives and activities (using scholarly sources), as complete as it possible. This database helps us, for example, to find quickly all Italian painters of the XVth century or all Dutch landscape painters of the XVIIth century, thus narrowing the “list of suspects” in the attribution of any painting by Old Masters.

The website was created in 2021 by Mark Kondrashov, art historian and executive director of the Arbat Fine Art Gallery from Florence, Italy.

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