5 Art Forgers Who Made Their Way To Fame

Throughout history, people have tried to profit by forging artworks. Some escape undetected, but the art forgers who get caught often end up as famous artists themselves.

Sep 12, 2020By John Sewell, BA & MA Art History, University of Birmingham
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By John SewellBA & MA Art History, University of BirminghamJohn holds both a BA and an MA in Art History from the University of Birmingham, UK. His academic research focussed on nineteenth and early-twentieth century depictions of narcotics use, addiction and race-relations. However, his interests extend far beyond this; and his work covers an array of topics from many different periods and locations around the world. Alongside writing, he is also the founder of Eazyl - an online art marketplace for emerging artists which charges no commission fees.