The Television Series

‘Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge’

Giles Coren and art historian Rose Balston host Sky Arts’ new competition which challenges members of the public to identify a host of imitation artworks which have secretly replaced multi-million-pound masterpieces in top galleries and museums around the UK.

Episodes featuring John air on the
11th April 2017 and 16th May 2017
on Sky Arts.

Click here to view an article written by the Mail Online about how John’s ‘Genuine Fakes’ are being shown in top galleries all over the UK.

‘Brush With Fame’

John Myatt made a unique connection with the small screen and both his life and work were the subject of two major TV series and programmes including Sky Art’s ‘Mastering the Art’ and ‘Brush with Fame’.

Sky Art’s ‘Virgin Virtuoso’s’

The series saw Myatt visiting places that had been made famous by some of the great art Masters over the years. Myatt travelled with his canvas and a celebrity at his side, who shares Myatt’s love of painting.

Sky Art's Virgin Virtuoso's

Celebrities that kept Myatt company included Maureen Lipman, Imogen Stubbs and Bill Bailey. Myatt returned to Constable’s Flatford Mill, Monet’s Houses of Parliament, Canaletto’s Greenwich, Turner’s Stone Henge, Edward Seago’s Norfolk Broads and John Piper’s Stowe Park.

BBC’s portrayal of an infamous Dutch fraudster

John Myatt with Antiques Roadshow presenter
Myatt appeared in a one-off programme with Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce and features the life of the infamous fraudster Han van Meegeren.

His works were sold as ‘genuine’ masters to the Nazis – with one falsified ‘Vermeer’ ending up in the possession of the notorious Nazi, Goring.

‘Fame to Frame’

These programmes featured celebrities Paul O’Grady, Frank Skinner, Lauren Laverne, Terry Gilliam, Tamsin Greig and Catherine Tate painted in the style of different artists.

Fame to Frame

 September 2012 there was an exhibition of John’s work in the City Museum and Art Gallery in Birmingham.

This was followed by an major exhibition in Central London.