Numerous examples of the most fantastic and skillful work of artists were excavated in the 19th century from the soil of ancient lands. But no names or signatures of creators of all these artistic works were handed down to us, because actually the creators were only the skilled and educated slaves of their masters. Artwork of every description was signed with the name of the masters, and not of the artists. In the Middle Ages, when artists began to break their slave shackles, more and more of their their personal signets, marks and names appeared on their work and possessions. Thereafter, throughout the centuries the names and marks of artists began to flow forth on their work in an unending stream until the last few centuries every human being became a rightful owner of a personal name and signature.
A Lady’s Eyebrow is my mark.—MEZ