How can you tell if an artist was left-handed?
The most obvious clue about an artist’s handedness is in shading. Keep your left elbow still, and wave your left hand infront of your across the keyboard. What diredtion does your hand move- top-left-to-bottom right? Artists tend to do shading of large areas in that difection too ( if they are left-handed). Watch out for the times they have turned the paper round, or used cross-hatching. You’ll have to judge it and come up with a probability.
It’s harder with paint if brush-strokes aren’t visible in which case you’ll have to look at the composition. Left handers find it easier to draw face profiles looking to the right. So if there are more faces looking to the left, then possibly the artist is a right-hander.
Here’s a list of some:
Appel, KarelCrumb, R.Dufy, RaoulDürer, AlbrechtEscher, Fuseli, HenryHolbein, the Younger, HansKlee, PaulKollwitz, KatheLautrec, ToulouseLandseer, Sir EdwinLeonardo da VinciMichelangelo Buonarotti (ambidextrous)Munch, EdvardPicasso, PabloRaphaelRembrandt van RijnRubens, Peter-Paul