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. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Where I am, sitting in the Umbrian countryside, writing

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.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. My dog, Hubert van Eyck, has a pretty sweet deal going

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I have no patience for details--I want to grab the big ideas by the throat, and then I'll rush passed the "I' dotting and "T" crossing

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