Books For Art Lovers: A Book Review of Artist, Soldier, Lover, Muse

A Historical Art Fiction Novel To Top The Art Forger July has been a surprising and remarkable month for book reviews—especially from lesser known authors and publishers. While June represented a slump in poor racial depictions and white privilege prejudices, July tackled those indie horror disasters with engrossing plots and top-notch writing. Picture the ultimate Catholic penance. From Brandy Woods Snow’s contemporary teen romance, Meant To Be Broken, to Anthony Le Moignan’s Alzheimer’s love story, A Long Goodbye, I can now add Arthur D. Hittner’s historical art fiction masterpiece, Artist, Soldier, Lover, Muse to my personal indie literary canon. Books for art lovers, such as Shapiro’s The Art Forger, are a unique trade in their own. Hittner surpasses the brilliance of The Art Forger with his well-painted New York Depression era filled with characters larger than the canvases Henry Kapler painted them on in his humble studio. Arthur Hittner encapsulates…

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Books About Art Forgery: The Art Forger

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…

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