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. 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 fantasy profession?

A. Were I a better artist, I'd love to be a great painter. Were I a better artist and chemist, I'd love to be an art conservator. But if I'm honest, I've always wanted to be a pro baseball player. I was really good in 8th grade.

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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. When I have my literary hat on, it's Margeurite Yourcenar's Hadrian. When I have my normal person hat on, it's Homer Simpson.

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