The Three Little Pigs by Paul GaldonePaul Galdone (1907 - November 7, 1986) was a childrens literature author and illustrator. He was born in Budapest and he emigrated to the United States in 1921. He studied art at the Art Students League and New York School for Industrial Design. He served for the US Army during world War II.
He illustrated nearly all of Eve Titus books including, Basil of Baker Street series which was translated to the screen in the animated Disney film, The Great Mouse Detective.
Galdone and Titus were nominated for Caldecott Medals for Anatole (1957) and Anatole and the Cat (1958). The titles were later named Caldecott Honor books in 1971.
He died of a heart attack in Nyack, New York. He was posthumously awarded the 1996 Kerlan Award for his contribution to childrens literature. His retellings of classic tales like The Little Red Hen or Three Billy Goats Gruff have become staples.
How $500M of Art Was Stolen by Fake Cops - The Vault
It is a beautiful crime scene. On the first floor of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston , the Dutch Room is lined with green silk wallpaper from its terracotta cobbled floor to oak-timbered ceiling. On the far wall, a gilded rectangle frames only silk wallpaper. Like the Vermeer, it was cut from its frame in and disappeared, along with two other Rembrandts, five Degas sketches, a Manet painting, a landscape by Govert Flinck and a bronze finial from a Napoleonic battle flag. In all, around half a billion dollars worth of art. It remains not only the biggest art heist of all time but also the largest single theft of private property in America. The former mob boss was killed in prison last week while serving two life sentences for 11 murders.
On the morning of March 18, , two thieves dressed as policemen walked into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and walked out with 13 pieces of art valued at half a billion dollars. Twenty-eight years later, it remains the largest unsolved art heist. You could listen to the trailer and subscribe to be notified as soon as there are new episodes here. Before that, we asked critic Lloyd Schwartz to take a look at the art our city lost:. The current consensus is 37, but some scholars still have doubts about the genuineness of three of them. At least nine other Vermeers include musical instruments, mostly in the hands of women.
Milton Esterow. The walls of the office of Anthony Amore, the chief of security of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston since , are covered with reproductions of all 13 works stolen in one of the biggest unsolved art thefts in history, when two men posing as police officers made off with treasures by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, and Manet on 19 March On a wall in his finished basement at home is a reproduction of The Storm on the Sea of Galilee , that his wife gave him three years ago. Despite more than 30, leads, hunches, forensic tests, psychic visions, jail house confessions and hundreds of interviews with drug dealers, mobsters, retired police officers, journalists, museum directors, museum guards and art dealers in the US, Europe, Asia and South America, authorities are still no closer to knowing the whereabouts of the works. The theft was explored last year in a ten-part podcast called Last Seen, a joint project of radio station WBUR, a National Public Radio affiliate, and the Boston Globe, which tracked down one lead to Florida—to no avail.
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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist
In the early hours, guards admitted two men posing as police officers responding to a disturbance call. Once inside, the thieves tied up the guards and over the next hour committed the largest-value recorded theft of private property in history. Despite efforts by the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI and multiple probes around the world, no arrests have been made and no works have been recovered.
Now, Edmund H. Mahony reports for the Hartford Courant , an octogenarian mobster who authorities say could be the last living link to the heist is set to be released from prison after serving 54 months on an unrelated firearms charge. Robert Gentile , 82, first found himself under investigators' scrutiny in , when the widow of another Boston gangster, Robert Guarente , told agents she witnessed her husband handing him two of the stolen paintings outside of a Portland, Maine, hotel a decade or so earlier. A bevy of evidence tying Gentile with the theft has surfaced since this initial accusation. As Mahony notes, investigators highlight telling testimony from mob associates , a polygraph test that signaled a Speaking with the Hartford Courant in , longtime associate Sebastian Mozzicato posited that Gentile had enjoyed access to the works beginning in the late s, when his Boston gang purportedly wrested control of the trove from the original thieves. Working with the F.
On March 18, , two thieves disguised as policemen broke into a Boston art museum, tied up a guard, and stole 13 paintings right off the walls. The infamous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist has since been hailed one of the most devastating thefts of private property in art history. In the aftermath of the heist, authorities considered a complex web of suspects, but the investigation ultimately failed to pin the crime on anyone in particular. Now, the last alleged and surviving link to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, the now-fragile and geriatric mobster Robert Gentile, has been released from prison. And with Gentile now free, perhaps this case may never be resolved.