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European Artists

Signatures and Monograms, 1800-1990, Including Selected Artists from Other Parts of the World

John Castagno

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. « less more »
Scarecrow Press
Pages: 916Size: 8 3/4 x 11 1/4
978-0-8108-2313-6 • Hardback • September 1990 • $260.00 • (£170.00)
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).
...fills a need...more accurate if narrower in scope than H.H. Caplan's...Recommended for the larger museum and research libraries.

...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.
Fine Art and Auction Review

...excellent...essential for any serious art collector or dealer...the only directory of European signatures to include biographical, bibliographical and pictorial sources of information.
The Antiquer's Guide

...a definitive approach to artists' signatures...Given its comprehensiveness, it should be in every serious Western art research collection.
American Reference Books Annual

Totally unique in content...a broad range of references...a necessary directory for researchers.
George Radan, Professor, Villanova University