A tribute to two friends of the ALR, and great losses to their field
For those who have studied or had even a passing interest in the field of art crime, Charles (or Charley) Hill was one of the giants in the world of recovering stolen masterpieces – from Munch’s The Scream (or rather, one of its versions), to Vermeer’s in Ireland, and many more. But whilst the already numerous tributes to Charley in The Times and elsewhere mention many of these successes, they do not quite encapsulate his humour, good company and mentoring of the next generation, which will likely be his greatest legacy. For those of us that knew him – and as one lucky enough to grow up with him as a neighbour – he truly was unique. Our thoughts are with Caroline, Chris, and all of his family, friends and colleagues.
– Will Korner, ALR