One way to find out who painted a particular painting is to look for the artist's signature, which is usually located in the bottom right corner of the painting. Most paintings include a signature, monogram or other mark... More »

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 »

Oil paintings by a particular artist can be found online on website databases like Daily Artists or Oil Paintings Gallery. The online databases feature the artwork categorized by specific artists or can be searched based... More » Art & Literature Fine Art Painting

To research and identify an artist's initials on a painting, search for the letters of the signature on a database such as, or also o... More »

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 »

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 » Art & Literature Fine Art Painting

You can tell an original artist painting from a copy using a four-step examination process that the Traditional Fine Arts Organization recommends. If you are still unsure after your personal examination, take the artwork... More » Art & Literature Fine Art Painting