Artists' Monograms and Indiscernible Signatures: An International Directory, 1800-1991, Volume 1
This is the first comprehensive book dealing solely with artists' monograms and signatures that are difficult to identify. This volume includes some 5,200 signatures of 3,700 artists worldwide, with information on nationality and the most up-to-date birth and death dates, and a broad listing of reference sources. The identities of artists who sign their work with monograms or indiscernible signatures are not common knowledge, and identification has always been a particular problem for researchers, collectors, dealers, and art and auction galleries. With special chapters for monograms and initials; symbols and oriental signatures; Cyrillics; illegible signatures/monograms/initials and Hebraic; alternate surname signatures; and common last name signatures.
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ARTISTS MONOGRAMS AND INDISCERNIBLE SIGNATURES
Symbols and Oriental Signatures
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A,LATV Alexander Alfred English American 20c American early 20c American late 20c American mid 20c Anglo/American ANONYMOUS Arthur Arthur English Artists Austrian B,TB Belgian British Butterfield Butterfield & Butterfield Canadian Carl Charles English Christie's Christie's East circa Danish Dutch Edwin English ac English late 20c English mid 20c Ernest Eugene Francis Frank Franz Frederick Gallery George American George English Georges French German/American H,M,WWW Henry American Henry English Hungarian Italian Jack American James English Japanese mid 20c Jean French Johann John American John English Josef Jules Karl German late 19c LATV Latvian Leon London Louis French Ludwig German M,TB,WWW M,WWW magazine Marie Maurice French Max German monograms Munich Museum Otto German Paul American Philadelphia Phillips Robert American Robert Chesley Russian early 20c Russian/American Russian/French Scots signatures Sotheby's Spanish Swedish Swiss TB,WWW Thomas English Victor French Walter Wilhelm German William English Wolfgang Ketterer York City