The best way to identify an artist's signature is to have an intimate understanding of the monograms, signatures or other markings common to that artist's work. Failing that, one can consult either a free or paid online ... More »

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To identify artist signatures on paintings, locate the signature or the monogram on the painting, and note the painting type. Use John Castagno's signature directories available from Scarecrow Press or as an online datab... More »

Prospective fame and notoriety is the purpose of artists signing their work. Signing paintings started as a way of expanding the potential pool of sponsors. More »

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To identify artist signatures on paintings, locate the signature or the monogram on the painting, and note the painting type. Use John Castagno's signature directories available from Scarecrow Press or as an online datab... More »

Freemanart Consultancy, Art Experts and ArtBusiness are businesses that authenticate paintings and artistsメ signatures. Foundations established to honor artists also can provide information about authentication. Informat... More »

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To find the price of paintings using an art price guide, look up an artist or piece in the guide. Price information varies depending on the guide, but art price guides typically include price estimates, previous sale inf... More »

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To determine a painting's value, a good place to start is to find auction records for other paintings by the same artist. The value of an oil painting is affected by several factors including its age, condition and the a... More »