Roadshow's Most Wanted Case Number

RMW-001

Date of Incident

October 2001 - July 2002

Seeker

Jim McCarty

Location

Cathedral City, California

Items Sought

Over 50 paintings

Case Status

Ongoing

Case Summary

Jim McCarty had collected California plein air paintings for two decades before placing them in a storage facility while his home was being renovated. McCarty discovered his entire collection had been stolen after returning to his storage unit to retrieve the works. Determined to reclaim his beloved art, McCarty was able to recover several works on his own before ROADSHOW met with him in June, 2007.

Resources

Jim McCarty's gallery of stolen paintings
The FBI Art Theft Program
The Art Loss Register
Stolen: The Gallery of Missing Masterpieces, by Jonathan Webb and Julian Radcliffe. Cameron House, 2008