Noah Charney

Noah Charney, twenty-seven years old, holds degrees in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art and Cambridge University. He is the founding director of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA), the first international think tank on art crime. He divides his time between New Haven, Connecticut; Cambridge, England; and Rome, Italy.

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The Art Thief

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Meet Noah Charney

Noah Charney discusses the field of art crime, studying at Oxford university, and the truth in his novel "The Art Thief."

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Ars Ardor Forma Amor

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who dismiss Europe, food, and art without engaging it...to know the good stuff is to love it

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Founding ARCA, an international non-profit organization that studies and combats art crime

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. When I was younger and more Romantic I would have said Marcus Aurelius...does that still count?

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd like to go out for beers with Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Titian, and watch them argue.  I'd go out with Bernini and Caravaggio, but I think they'd wind up punching me.

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