Artists are invited to color line-drawn interpretations of 30 masterpieces seized or destroyed by the Nazis during WWII. Combining the artistic skills of acclaimed artist and graphic novelist Karl Stevens with the art crime expertise of best-selling author Anthony M. Amore, the collection includes short stories about the lives of the artists, the people who owned the paintings, and how and where each piece disappeared. Read about and interact with unforgettable works of art by luminaries such as Paul Klee, Claude Monet, and Franz Marc, considered the father of German Impressionism. In the years since the war ended, dedicated professionals have spent innumerable hours trying to locate and return the art to its rightful owners. The authors believe that by bringing the paintings?stories to light, they can make a small contribution toward reminding the world of the problem of looting and the spoils of war.
Author Anthony Amore is an internationally recognized expert in art theft and security. He is director of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where he is charged with ongoing efforts to recover thirteen works of art stolen from the museum on March 18, 1990. He is the author of two bestsellers,?Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists, and?The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fake, Frauds and Forgeries in the Art World.Illustrator Karl Stevens is a graphic novelist and painter. He has authored four books:?Guilty,?Whatever, The Lodger, and?Failure. His comic strips appeared in?The Boston Phoenix?between 2005 and 2012, and he currently authors the comic strip "Penny" for the?Village Voice. Stevens? work appears in select art galleries. Awards includeXeric Award Winner, 2004, and AAN Best Cartoon Award, 2010.