Some artist entries in IPCR include a list of alias or alternative names. These names may have been used by the artist or by early scholars, or may merely represent computer-searchable alternatives to the original spelling. To view the aliases associated with an artist, check the "Display artist's aliases and alternative names" box before searching. If no aliases or alternative spellings are known, none will display. For more, see What is an Alias or Alternative name?
Japanese artists in IPCR are entered in the traditional Japanese order. To find the artist Hokusai, enter Katsushika Hokusai, or just kat and pick from the list. However, for users without extensive knowledge of Asian art, Westernized-name-order aliases have been provided for each Japanese artist so that a search on Hokusai or even just hok will also bring the user to the entry for Katsushika Hokusai. Also, please note because of software limitations the circumflex symbol "^" has been used in place of the macron symbol "--" which commonly appears over vowels in Japanese artist or author names, i.e. Itô Shinsui.
For artist names with particles (van, von, de, de la, etc.), enter just the primary portion of the surname, or the first two letters of this name. To find the artist Jan van Vliet, enter vliet or just vl and select from the list.