The art industry is not a stranger to forgers, skilled and cunning (con)artists who are using their art skills to profit off of another’s career. Art by “master” forgers have fooled experts around the world. It is still unknown how many expertly forged works exist in museums and private collections. The following is a list of known art forgers. We hope that in sharing this information publicly, there will be greater knowledge and awareness of this issue that affects the art law world. This list is far from exhaustive. If you have information you would like to contribute, please contact us.
Listing Art Forgers
Select Criminal Prosecutions:
- Lawrence H. (Larry) Ulvi – forgeries of Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, Charles Burchfield, and Edward Hopper
- Peter Gant (Art Dealer) & Mohamed Siddique (conservator) – forgeries of Brett Whiteley