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978-0-8108-5896-1 • Hardback • May 2007 • $366.00 • (£285.00)
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, American Artists II: Signatures and Monograms, From 1800 (2007), and Artists' Monograms and Indiscernible Signatures II: An International Directory, From 1800 (2007).
...a directory of signatures and monograms of 2,100 European artists for readers wishing to identify, authenticate, or verify them or works. Listed alphabetically, signatures are from 1800 on and include monograms and initials, common and alternative surname signatures, symbols, Cyrillic signatures, and illegible signatures. Only a small number of those in this volume are listed in the original volume, European Artists Signatures and Monograms, 1800-1990. Some Australian and Asian artists are included. Signatures are drawn from a number of reference sources, which are listed along with the signatures, and birth and death dates and ethnicity of the artist.
— Reference and Research Book News, November 2007