My guest this week is Robert Stupack, an art aficionado. In 1999, he decided to invest in a Norman Rockwell painting.
The 1943 painting of Rockwell’s studio in West Arlington, Vermont was purchased from an art dealer Stupack trusted and who provided a provenance that stated that he purchased it from the Associated American Artists Gallery in New York.
Years later, Stupack embarked on the obsessive journey that resulted in him recently being issued a patent for the anti-forgery technique Rockwell used in all of his paintings since 1942.
How are patents achieved? It took working seven days a week for nine months. His background as a senior audit and tax professional, accustomed to verifying facts and paying conscientious attention to detail, also played a significant role in the equation.
Robert is also the author of Drake's Treasure. A real Life Adventure. Discovering the treasure of Sir France Drake. Uncovering the theft of Drake's "Plate of Brass"