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

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

Some famous artists who created oil paintings include Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco de Goya and Pablo Picasso. Although these artists worked in different centuries and varied styles, they used the same medium of oil pain... More » Art & Literature Fine Art Painting

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 » Art & Literature Fine Art Painting

Starving artist sales typically advertise prices of around $50 for large oil paintings. Often held at hotels or convention centers and heavily advertised, these sales consist of outdated printing-plant stock and painting... More » Art & Literature Fine Art Painting

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 »