Profile: Jeff Taylor

Assistant Professor

Jeff Taylor moved to Hungary with the Peace Corps in 1990 after graduating from Oberlin College with a BA in English and political science. Later he received a Rotary Scholarship to attend the Central European University in Budapest, where he earned his MA and PhD in comparative history. Dr. Taylor is an expert in the history of the art market and specializes in analyzing the dynamic of art values over time. He holds Hungarian state-recognized appraisers licenses for antique furniture and oriental carpets and is an accredited appraiser of Impressionist and Modern paintings, watercolors, drawings, and sculpture with the Appraisers Association of America through his firm Taylor Art Advisors. He is an assistant professor of arts management and also operates an art forensics laboratory at Purchase College, State University New York. His history of the Hungarian art market: In Search of the Budapest Secession: The Artist Proletariat and Modernism's Rise on the Hungarian Art Market, 1800-1914, was published by Helena History Press in 2014.

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The Secret To All Great Art Forgeries

In A Forger’s Tale – convicted forger Shaun Greenhalgh’s new memoir – Greenhalgh reveals that he drew Leonardo da Vinci’s La Bella Principessa, which has been valued upwards of US$100 million.
Greenhalgh even admits that he modeled the subject after a supermarket checkout girl.

Category: Arts

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