There is no simple answer. If the painting is signed and if you can work out the name, first try to find out more by using websearches. (Note that many paintings are signed on the back). Also try to work out the genre and period; at the risk of pointing out the obvious, if the painting is signed 'James A. Smith' for example there may be several artists with the this name ... If the painting is unsigned you will need to get advice from someone with a good knowledge of art history. It may be possible for an art auction house to identify the artist on the basis of a really good photo, or at least make an informed guess. If there is an art museum near you, they may be able to help you. (Sometimes it is necessary, in the interests of preservation, to have an additional canvas stuck to the back of the original canvas, especially if the original has buckled. If there is a signature on the back, always take a good photograph of it before having it covered up. If you have to have a painting restored get advice on restorers as their competence varies enormously. Find out which restorers are used by an art museum and/or auction houses).
If a person possesses an old painting, it is possible to do a little research to find out who painted it. Doing an internet search of keywords involving the painting, such as: "painting and kittens and outdoors," will likely turn up some information on it.
Research in geometry and mathematics..
I know that Edgar degas started painting in 1885 i know because i did a research project on him.
a brief description of old stone age rock painting?
Research in geometry and mathematics
Vincent van gogh was 28 years old when he started painting
How old Can a comet be by research
11 years old
he started painting when he was 12 years old
your really stupid
1875 painting by Evelyn De Morgan.
The painting was made from 1503-1505. In 2011 it is 509 years old.
Michelangelo's first painting was "The Torment of Saint Anthony" when he was 12 or 13 years old.
Painting was used in old stone age to help people in their hunting and in their everyday lives.
1000 years old
This painting was begun in 1503 or 1504 and remains unfinished.
I have an old Matador painting signed RiKi,no idea who it is though.
he was 7 and a half years old when he started painting
He was 6 years old when he started painting.
I am trying to research this artist. I have an oil painting of the Champs E'lysse in the rain.....????
His earliest known painting, Landscape Near Figueras was done at six years old
mona lisa started painting when she was 16 years old
where can i find information on painting by c. weeks?
Andy Warhol was 21 when he started painting
as of 2010 it is 512 years old