Peter Paul Biro
Fine Art Conservation & Forensic Studies in Art


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La Bella Principessa

La Bella Principessa

Martin Kemp and Pascal Cotte with contribution by Peter Paul Biro.
Chapter 8 of this study is devoted to the examination of fingerprint impressions discovered by Cotte and compared by Biro to fingerprint evidence in authograph works by Leonardo.

Principessa detail

CBS NEWS published on October 14, 2009
"Art Experts Claim New da Vinci Found"

Teri Horton's Jackson Pollock

Teri's Find

A forensic study in authentication focusing on the painting discovered by Teri Horton, now conclusively identified as a work by Jackson Pollock.


The Mankind Quarterly Winter 2000

Mankind Quarterly, Winter 2000

Scientific examination of prehistoric painting materials in Australia's Kimberley region and reporting on possible explanations as to the longevity of the paint materials that have survived in an open air environment for possibly 50,000 years.

Pollock Matters McMullen Museum of Art Boston College

Pollock Matters

Chapter contributed to the exhibition catalogue of Pollock Matters, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, 2007.
A fingerprint reported to have been found on a painting once owned by Herbert Matter is compared to one discovered on a paintbrush used by Jackson Pollock.

In Focus Proceedings of the Royal Microscopical Society

In Focus Magazine

Proceedings of the Royal Microscopical Society, UK March, 2006.
The article discusses the potential relevance of forensic material in authenticating works of art.

Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2007)

This documentary by Harry Moses follows the efforts of Teri Horton to identify a drip painting thought to be Jackson Pollock with commentary by Peter Paul Biro about his research on the painting.


CBS NEWS 60 MINUTES, published on May 3, 2007
Ex-Trucker Claims She Scored A Multimillion Dollar Painting for $5