The Mothers of All Art Crimes

  • Penelope JacksonEmail author


In cases of ‘blood is thicker than water’, the mothers of convicted art criminals Shaun Greenhalgh, Radu Dogaru, and Stéphane Breitwieser were integral to their son’s art crimes. Olive Greenhalgh was involved in the family’s cottage industry of making and selling fraudulent artworks. Olga Dogaru hid and then allegedly incinerated works stolen by her son, and Stéphane Breitwieser’s mother, Marielle, in a bid to stop her son enjoying his collection of stolen art and objects, completely destroyed them. Each mother came to art crime through their sons and was convicted for the art crimes they committed.


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  1. 1.TaurangaNew Zealand

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