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Old Masters II

Signatures and Monograms

John Castagno

John Castagno's Artists' Signatures and Monograms have become the standard reference source for galleries, museums, libraries, and collectors around the world. Whether used to identify, authenticate, or verify signatures and works of both well-known and little-known artists, Castagno's work has no equal.

In the first volume, Old Masters Signatures and Monograms, 1400-Born 1800, Castagno provided identification for some 2,700 signature examples of more than 1,700 artists. In this second volume, there are more than 800 artists listed, with more than 1,100 signature examples. In addition, this volume now treats artists from the early 19th century, thereby broadening the time period covered in the first volume.

The use of Old Masters II: Signatures and Monograms, An International Directory provides the researcher a reference tool not duplicated elsewhere—one that will save many hours of research.
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Scarecrow Press
Pages: 152Size: 8 3/4 x 11 1/2
978-0-8108-6385-9 • Hardback • January 2009 • $145.00 • (£95.00)
Subjects: Art / Reference
John Castagno is a multimedia artist and sculptor. He has been an art researcher for the past 40 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 (2007), American Artists III: Signatures and Monograms, From 1800 (2008), and African, Asian and Middle Eastern Artists: Signatures and Monograms From 1800 (2008).
Working as an art researcher for the past 40 years, multimedia artist and sculptor, John Castagno, has published 16 other titles replicating the signatures, monograms and initials of artists. His research in this field seems unrivalled and covers indiscernible signatures and monograms of artists from different countries and art genres.
Reference Reviews, January 2010