Thomas Patrick Keating (March 1, 1917 – February 12, 1984) was an English art restorer and famous art forger who claimed to have faked more than 2,000 paintings by over 100 different artists.
Keating was born in Lewisham, London, into a poor family. After World War II, he began to restore paintings for a living, although he also worked as a house-painter to make ends meet. He exhibited his own paintings, but failed to break into the art market. He had a wife, Hellen, from whom he separated in his later years. They had a son named Douglas.
By Dean Hanley
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