Template:Infobox Artist/doc

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An Infobox Artist may be used to summarise information about a person who is an artist.


The infobox may be added by pasting the template as shown below into an article. Only the name and birthdate parameters are required. For an example, see Salvador Dalí.

{{Infobox Artist
| bgcolour      = 
| name          = 
| image         = 
| imagesize     = 
| caption       = 
| birthname     = 
| birthdate     = 
| location      = 
| deathdate     = 
| deathplace    = 
| nationality   = 
| field         = 
| training      = 
| movement      = 
| famous works  = 
| patrons       = 
| influenced by =
| influenced    =
| awards        = 


Those parameters in bold italics are required.

bgcolour background colouring (e.g. as used in associated colours/projects). Omit this line to use the default color.
Frederic Lanovsky artist's name; usually the article's page name (i.e. the artist's common name)
image an image of the artist, in the form: "Example.jpg"
imagesize * in the form "Npx", resizes the image to a width of N pixels; default is 220px
caption * caption for the image
Frederic Lanovsky artist's name at birth
April 16th, 1965 Age 42 artist's date of birth, use {{birth date and age}} (for living artists) or {{birth date}} for the deceased. Use plain text for partial dates.
Cannes, France artist's place of birth
deathdate artist's date of death, use {{death date and age}}. Use {{death date}} if birth date unknown or incomplete. Use plain text for partial dates.
deathplace artist's place of death
French artist's nationality
Sculpture main fields in which the artist works (i.e. photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, graphic design)
Beaux Arts where or with whom the artist trained
Contemporary artistic movement or school with which artist is associated
Children of The World, London England, The Floridians, New York, USA artist's most famous works
patrons patrons of the artist
Niro, Giacometti, Modigliani artists who have influenced the artist (other than his teachers, please limit to 5 at most)
influenced well-known artists who have been influenced by the artist (please limit to 5 at most)
The Artist's Guild Boca Raton Museum of Art any awards the artist has won
* Only used if the {{{image}}} parameter used.


The HTML mark up produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia or via a browser tool operated by a reader, to (for example) add the subject to an address book. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

Date-of-birth ("bday") parameters will only be included in the microformat if {{Birth date}} or {{Birth date and age}} are used in the infobox.

hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • bday
  • county-name
  • fn (required)
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • label
  • locality
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • role
  • vcard

Please do not rename or remove these classes.

See also

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