Question: Should artists date their work?

Dating your art minimizes any guesswork as to when something was completed. You may not think this is important now, but after you have been making art for several decades, you will understand why you need to date work. If you do not want to date your art on the front, date it inconspicuously on the back.

Did artists sign their work?

Artists have left their personal mark on the artwork since the beginning of time. However, during the Renaissance, artists began to sign their works to ensure they were credited for the art they created.

Why do some artists not sign their work?

Here are a few of the reasons why artists dont sign their work: They dont feel like its finished – Some artists just know through a feeling when a work is complete. Other artists dont ever get that sense of their work being finished and may feel that if they sign it, they cant continue to work on it.

Why do artists not sign their work?

Most professional artists do not sign the work on the front of the art, so that the signature does not distract from the content of the work.

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