Books About Art Forgery: The Art Forger

Books About Art Forgery: The Art Forger

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Books About Art Forgery: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

An Well-Written Story With A Splash of Art History

In 1990, thirteen paintings were stolen from the Elizabeth Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. One of those paintings included Degas’ After the Bath.  Aiden Markel, world famous owner of the Markel G Gallery, believes that he has recovered the stolen painting. Not wanting to return the piece to the museum before he has a reproduction made, Aiden seeks out the reproduction talents of Claire Roth. Aiden wishes to sell the reproduction as the real painting to an international, corrupt dealer and promises to return the original to the museum.  Aiden is a business man, after all.

Romance Plus Art Forgery Equals Blurred Moral Boundaries

On the other side of this debatable forgery, Claire has been struggling for an artistic comeback.  Her ex-boyfriend—who has since committed suicide—claimed her work as his own, thus devastating her career. With little money on hand and a tarnished reputation, Claire must teach art at a local juvenile detention center and paint reproductions for  Her specialty is oils, and her extreme talent is going to waste.   With the enticing promise of money, a show at Markel G, and the added bonus of romance, Claire decides to work with Aiden.  Aiden assures Claire that they won’t get caught and that her role is just to paint like she always has, pretending the Degas is a mere copy.  Jumping from present to past, Shapiro takes readers on a century long journey.  This historical thriller blurs moral boundaries and is filled with lies, deceit, and crime after crime.

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Who Will Love The Art Forger?

Perfect for any adult, The Art Forger is a unique contemporary read with an art history flare.  Find a little something for everyone: art, romance, deceit, corruption, history, and modern day survival all in one book.  Well written and engaging, I listened to the audiobook as well as re-read this title a few years later.

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About The Author:

B.A. Shapiro, also known as Barbara Shapiro, is the author of seven books, four screenplays, and one nonfiction piece.  She has worked in many capacities such as a college professor of sociology and creating writing.  After quitting a high stress job while trying to raise her family, Shapiro decided start writing.  She now lives in Boston with her husband.  Check out her website here.

More of B.A. Shapiro books That You Might Enjoy:


 Read alikes for The Art Forger:

Stealing the Mona Lisa

House of Thieves

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Nonfiction Art History Books:

The Gardner Heist

The Impressionists: Their Lives And Works In 350 Images

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Books About Art Forgery: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro



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