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Detecting Art Fraud by Graham Ospreay

  • 13 October 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • Zoom

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Please join us on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM for our free webinar presented by Graham Ospreay titled:

Detecting Art Fraud

This presentation will cover the authentication, identification and forgery analysis of art, antiquities, artefacts and antiques. An overview of legal considerations as it applies to infringement of trademarks, brands and intellectual property will also be covered. Areas of discussion will include:

  • Art, artefacts, and collectibles
  • The three levels of forgery
  • Examinations for object authenticity 
  • Type of analysis
  • The human element
  • The mark of the artist and case examples

Graham P. Ospreay, FACFE, CSP
Forensic Document Examiner & Forgery Analyst

Graham Ospreay is a Forensic Document Examiner & Forgery Analyst who's areas of professional expertise covers: Comparison and identification of handwriting, hand printing and signatures; Assessment and identification of anonymous writing; Threatening communications & risk assessment; Examination of altered documents and obscure, obliterated or erased entries; Identification of mechanical impressions, stamps and seals; Document security; Identification of historical documents including palaeographic and epigraphic research and interpretations; Decipherment of encrypted writings including graffiti related tags and markings; Authentications and identification of antiquities and fine art; Art theft investigations; Investigations and identification of trademark infringements; Counterfeit product identification; Fraud examination and identity theft investigation.

Graham is now in his thirtieth year of private practice and has been called upon to give evidence and provide expert witness testimony for both criminal and civil matters in Provincial and State Courts as well as various Arbitration & Review board Hearings. His case work is international in scope and includes forensic examinations testimony throughout Canada and the United States. He has provided both training & educational seminars, security and forensic investigations and opinion evidence in North and South America, Europe, United Arab Emirates, Israel, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Republic, India, Pakistan, Japan, China and South Korea.

Graham is currently in private practice under G. P. Ospreay & Associates in Ontario, Canada. 

These webinars are for current members only!


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