Trim: 9 x 11½
978-0-8108-2415-7 • Hardback • September 1991 • $319.00 • (£246.00)
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).
Art researchers have always had difficulty identifying these initials and marks, but Castagno has made their jobs much easier.
— Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie
... a basic resource for this special art reference field.
— American Reference Books Annual
...essential to any art dealer, collector, and library or scholar.
— The Antiquer's Guide
The work is accurate....more up to date than H.H. Caplan's...and Radway Jackson's...and it contains a larger number of difficult signatures....recommended for larger museum and research libraries.
— Choice Reviews
...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.
— Antiques and Collectibles