Served by a database more than 18 years in the making, AskART.com combines a passion for American art with robust reporting systems on auction house information. Art collectors, hobbyists, students and researchers can access more than 25,000 artist biographies painstakingly researched by experts in the field. Collectively, the databases hold information gleaned from more than 8,000 books and 50 auction houses and include artists born in North America and others who spent much of their working lives there. Each entry includes an image gallery, auction sale prices, musuems featuring that artist and much more. AskART.com gives surfers the chance to learn more about the American art scene too, with short essays on many topics like America's Impressionists before 1940 and notable American women artists. Serious collectors will appreciate the auction house directory and museum-goers of all kinds can use the site's travel directory to quickly locate museums in their destination city.