After the "Bouquet Sur la Ville" by MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985)

by Tony Treto (American forger)



Tetro's works were regularly passed off as legitimate works in museums, galleries, and auction houses around the world.  In 1989, Tetro was convicted of art forgery in a show trial in Los Angeles.  He was released from jail in 1994. Currently he executes master copies for an exclusive list of elite clients from his studio in Southern California.










Etching after REMBRANDT (1606-1669) and a Lithograph after OTTO MÜLLER (1874-1930) by Edgar Mrugalla 1938 - *



In order to manufacture these etchings, he falsified the pressure plates and aged the paper. Etching is the process of using strong acid to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio in the metal (the original process - in modern manufacturing other chemicals may be used on other types of material).















You will also find further information and stories from the exciting life of Mrugalla or Treto and others in the museum.