photo_2021-09-01_11-44-22 John Myatt John Myatt was an artist who sold 200 fake paintings. Like many counterfeiters, John Myatt was a talented artist who had no way of selling his own paintings. In the 1980s his wife left Myatt and he was left with two children. To support them, the artist decided to start painting fakes. Moreover, he did it very originally – Myatt gave a newspaper ad for the creation of “authentic fakes of paintings of the 19th and 20th centuries for £ 250. These fakes were so good that they attracted the attention of John Drewe, an art dealer who became Myatt’s partner. Mayatt ended up selling more than 200 paintings over the next seven years, some for more than $150,000. Later, Drewe’s ex-girlfriend accidentally let it slip and Myatt was convicted. After Myatt was released from prison, he began a new career at Scotland Yard, where he teaches how to detect forgeries.