Jean-Pierre Schecroun

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Jean-Pierre Schecroun was a French painter and art forger who made forgeries of work of modern masters, including Picasso.

Schecroun was arrested for forgery in 1962. At the time he had made eight forgeries in two years and earned around £25,000. He claimed that his intention was to expose the credulity of the art dealers who refused to buy his own work but paid large sums of his forgeries he had attributed to others.