T.C. Steele Forgery Scandal: The Importance of Authentication

As an art research based business, it is MIR Appraisal Services' job to investigate the value of an artwork, as well as any additional historical information that may add market worth to your collections. Recently, our staff has been conducting research on a variety of works by the Indiana Impressionist T.C. Steele. Aside from the value in his work and the great deal of success his career brought to the state of Indiana, we came across a high-profile forgery scandal that greatly impacted the sale of his work as well as the authentication process. Theodore Clement Steele was a member of an elite group of five Indiana Impressionist artists known as “The Hoosier Group”. The other four members,