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Overview

This volume lists more than 4,800 European and 400 Australian, South African, and Japanese artists who worked from 1800 to 1990, and offers 9,000 signature examples. Five special categories in the back of this volume help to identify signatures that are difficult to read. In the front of this volume is a listing of 69 sources of information, which can also lead the researcher to more than 100 additional sources transcribed into key letters.

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Editorial Reviews

CHOICE
...fills a need...more accurate if narrower in scope than H.H. Caplan's...Recommended for the larger museum and research libraries.
Fine Art and Auction Review
...this niche has now been ably filled...Collectors, dealers, scholars, auction houses and others interested in fine art will find this book a useful guide and definitive asset to their fine art library.
The Antiquer's Guide
...excellent...essential for any serious art collector or dealer...the only directory of European signatures to include biographical, bibliographical and pictorial sources of information.
American Reference Books Annual
...a definitive approach to artists' signatures...Given its comprehensiveness, it should be in every serious Western art research collection.
Choice
...fills a need...more accurate if narrower in scope than H.H. Caplan's...Recommended for the larger museum and research libraries.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
...a definitive approach to artists' signatures...Given its comprehensiveness, it should be in every serious Western art research collection.
George Radan
Totally unique in content...a broad range of references...a necessary directory for researchers.
Booknews
Castagno lists some 4,800 European and some 400 Australian, South African, and Japanese artists who worked from 1,800 to the present, and offers 9,000 signature examples. The main section contains all the entries, their nationality, birth and death dates, bibliographical and many pictorial references, signature facsimiles and auction records. Four special sections at the back help to identify particularly problematic signatures: monograms, symbols/illegible signatures, Cyrillic and Japanese. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810823136
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/1990
  • Series: The Scarecrow Art Reference Series
  • Pages: 916
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.88 (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, From 1900 (2007), American Artists II: Signatures and Monograms, From 1800 (2007), Artists' Monograms and Indiscernible Signatures II: An International Directory, From 1900 (2007), and European Artists II: Signatures and Monograms, From 1800 (2007).

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