Artists' Monograms and Indiscernible Signatures: An International Directory, 1800-1991 by John CastagnoArtists' Monograms and Indiscernible Signatures: An International Directory, 1800-1991 by John Castagno

Artists' Monograms and Indiscernible Signatures: An International Directory, 1800-1991

byJohn Castagno

Hardcover | September 1, 1991

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This is the first comprehensive book dealing solely with artists' monograms and signatures that are difficult to identify. This volume includes some 5,200 signatures of 3,700 artists worldwide, with information on nationality and the most up-to-date birth and death dates, and a broad listing of reference sources. The identities of artists who sign their work with monograms or indiscernible signatures are not common knowledge, and identification has always been a particular problem for researchers, collectors, dealers, and art and auction galleries. With special chapters for monograms and initials; symbols and oriental signatures; Cyrillics; illegible signatures/monograms/initials and Hebraic; alternate surname signatures; and common last name signatures.
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...
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Title:Artists' Monograms and Indiscernible Signatures: An International Directory, 1800-1991Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 11.48 × 8.82 × 1.57 inPublished:September 1, 1991Publisher:Scarecrow Press

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ISBN - 10:0810824159

ISBN - 13:9780810824157

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...perhaps the most important signature directory ever published because it catalogues exactly those names that dealers, collectors, appraisers, and other experts have the most trouble deciphering.