Art Trivia

Did you know that Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” has been stolen twice? It was snatched once from a gallery in 1994, and then it was taken again in 2004 from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. I bet you may not have known that there are four versions of the painting in existence! So each painting that was stolen was unique. In both cases here, the paintings were recovered.



Tom, President of FACE, has specialized in fine art and collectibles insurance for over 20 years with firms such as Allen Insurance Associates, Kaye Fine Arts & Special Risks Group and Thomson and Pratt Insurance Associates. A California State University, Northridge (CSUN) alumnus with a degree in Theatre Arts, Tom has also studied Art History at Santa Monica College, UCLA and in Paris, France. Civic activities are important to Tom. He was elected President of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education (1998-2002) and was appointed to the Arts Commission for the City of Santa Monica (2003) as well as the Public Access Television Commission for Calaveras County (2011). He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the following organizations: Dean’s Council for the School of Arts at CSUN, Social & Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) and the Rotary Club. Tom is a member of the organization California Lawyers for the Arts and also serves as an expert witness for art insurance related matters from time to time.