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Artist/Maker Other Names (Identification)

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  • This field contains the alias or alternative names for the artist, maker or designer who created the object.


  1. This field contains more than one entry if the artist worked under more than one name or if it is a group work.

    An installation by Yvon Cozic and Monique Brassard, both better known under the name "Cozic"

      Object Nameinstallation
     Artist/Maker Cozic
    Artist/Maker Other Names Cozic, Yvon; Brassard, Monique
  2. N.B.: Do not confuse the Artist/Maker Other Names field with the Artist/Maker, Other Artist/Maker and Other Artist/Maker Role fields. Enter the best-known name of the main artist or maker in the Artist/Maker field and the other names of the main artist or maker in the Artist/Maker Other Names field. Enter the names of the secondary artists or makers in the Other Artist/Maker field and the nature of their contribution in the Other Artist/Maker Role field.

    A print created by Luc Chartrand, better known as Lucas, engraved by Alain Lussier

      Object Name print
     Artist/Maker Lucas
    Artist/Maker Other Names Chartrand, Luc
     Other Artist/Make Lussier, Alain
     Other Artist/Maker Role engraver
  3. This field is used in combination with the Artist/Maker field.

    A painting by Sister Virginie Dion, better known under her name as a nun, Sister Véronique de la Passion, a.p.s.

      Object Name painting
     Artist/Maker Véronique de la Passion, Sister, a.p.s.
    Artist/Maker Other Names Dion, Virginie

Entry rules:

  1. Enter the family name followed by a comma, a space and the first name.

    Artist/Maker Other Names Caliari, Paolo
  2. Initials should be followed by periods.

    Artist/Maker Other Names Hughes, Edward J.
  3. Periods and commas should be followed by a space unless they are followed by other punctuation.

    Artist/Maker Other Names Desjardins, J. E.; Desrosiers, Paulette
  4. If the artist has a title, enter his or her family name, a comma, a space, first name, a comma, a space and then the title.

    Artist/Maker Other Names Pinsonneault, Jean, Father
  5. If you are unsure whether your information is correct, include a space and a question mark after the name.

    Artist/Maker Other Names Weenix, Jan Baptist ?
  6. This field may contain multiple entries separated by a semicolon followed by a space.

    Artist/Maker Other Names Larin, Gaétan; Côté, Huguette © Société des musées du Québec