Artists' Monograms and Indiscernible Signatures II: An International Directory

Overview

John Castagno's Artists' Signatures and Monograms have become the standard reference source for galleries, museums, libraries, and collectors around the world. Whether used to identify, authenticate, or verify signatures and works of both well-known and little-known artists, Castagno's work has no equal. In the first volume of Artists Monograms and Indiscernible Signatures, An International Directory, 1800-1991 (Scarecrow, 1991), Castagno provided identification for more than 3,700 artists' signatures, along with...

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Overview

John Castagno's Artists' Signatures and Monograms have become the standard reference source for galleries, museums, libraries, and collectors around the world. Whether used to identify, authenticate, or verify signatures and works of both well-known and little-known artists, Castagno's work has no equal. In the first volume of Artists Monograms and Indiscernible Signatures, An International Directory, 1800-1991 (Scarecrow, 1991), Castagno provided identification for more than 3,700 artists' signatures, along with biographical information and reference sources. This second volume contains some 2,100 artists and 3,000 signature examples. In addition to the standard signature entries, the book features sections for monograms and initials, common surname signatures, alternative surname signatures, symbols, and Cyrillic Signatures. Less than five percent of the entries in this volume are listed in the original volume—and these are included to provide additional information about the artists. The use of Artists' Monograms and Indiscernible Signatures II: An International Directory From 1900 provides the researcher a reference tool not duplicated elsewhere—one that will save many hours of research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810858985
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/30/2007
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

John Castagno is a multimedia artist and sculptor. He has been an art researcher for the past forty years and also lectures on art and on art as an investment. Mr. Castagno's recent books include Abstract Artists: Signatures and Monograms, An International Directory, American Artists II: Signatures and Monograms, From 1800 (2007), and European Artists II: Signatures and Monograms, From 1800 (2007).

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Foreword to Volume I   Michael Findlay     ix
Introduction     xi
List of Abbreviations and Sources     xiii
Monograms and Initials     1
Alternative Surname Signatures     175
Common Surname Signatures     197
Symbols and Oriental Signatures     217
Cyrillic Signatures     227
Illegible Signatures, Monograms, Initials, and Hebraic Examples     233
Index of Artists     271
About the Author     283
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