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How can I identify a signature on a painting?

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How can I identify a signature on a painting?
If you can find and clearly read the signature, it’s easy to do a Google search on the signature and see what you find. You may have to take your piece to an artwork appraiser if you don’t see any clear markings. Find a collection of expertly vetted paintings from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
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Geometric Beach Scene, Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in Long Island City, NY
Unknown and unsigned painting of a bright beach scene with bold colors and 1980's inspired shapes

Mid-20th Century Art Deco Landscape Paintings


Canvas, Oil

Mid-Century Modern Artwork Painting, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Unsigned painting by unknown artist. Made in Spain, circa 1960. Acrylic on canvas. In

Vintage 1960s Spanish Modern Paintings


Canvas, Acrylic

Pair of rural late 19th century oil on canvas paintings
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Pair of rural late 19th century oil on canvas paintings 1895. Pair of unframed and unsigned

Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Victorian Paintings



Vintage Framed Original Painting of Norwegian Country and Monument.
Located in Seattle, WA
It’s Vintage Unsigned Painting Contains the Norway Flag in the Background and has a white Monument

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Paintings


Canvas, Wood

American Dreamlike Surrealist / Abstract Underwater Painting in Rustic Frame
Located in San Francisco, CA
American, 20th century Unsigned Painting measures: 28.5 x 24 tall (35 x 30.5 with frame).

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings


Acrylic, Masonite

Blue Harlequin in the Manner of Picasso Painting
By Pablo Picasso
Located in East Hampton, NY
framed art piece. The soft palette and antique frame are truly breathtaking. This is an unsigned painting

Vintage 1960s French Art Deco Paintings


Acrylic, Wood, Masonite

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