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

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Ars Ardor Forma Amor

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Obama is the easy answer, of course, but I take such little interest in politics, that I'd have to say David Ortiz (go Red Sox!)

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’s your greatest fear?

A. Fate impeding my path to accomplish all of the tasks, personal and professional, that I hope to complete in my lifetime

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?

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