What motivates an art forger? Is it just money? Author Clay G. Small invested years of research surrounding the most infamous art forgers including Han van Meegeren of Amsterdam. Join Clay at University Park Public Library on Thursday, January 20th at 7pm as he explains when art forgery becomes a crime, traits of various art forgers and how the science of art authentication has advanced over time. Clay will also discuss his recent visit through The Six Collection. Although Clay's most recent novel, The Forger's Forgery is historical fiction, we learn facts about art forgery through reading this novel. In summary, we walk away from Clay's discussion with a better understanding on why art forgery is still on the rise.
Clay G. Small, a resident of University Park, is a professor at the Cox School of Business at SMU and a member of the Law School Executive Committee. He is also a visiting professor at ESADE Barcelona and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Clay received his JD from Southern Methodist University (member of Law Review and Barristers) in Dallas and received his BA in English from Ohio Wesleyan University.
During his thirty-year career at PepsiCo, Inc., Clay worked as Senior Vice President – Managing Attorney, PepsiCo, Inc. In that position, he was responsible for all legal matters arising out of PepsiCo’s global operating divisions.
Discussion including Q&A will be 45 minutes in length. Event will take place within the Community Room inside the University Park Public Library.
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