The Man Who Made Vermeers

The Man Who Made Vermeers

Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han Van Meegeren

Book - 2008
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Jonathan Lopez has drawn on never-before-seen documents from dozens of archives to write a revelatory new biography of the world's most famous forger. Neither unappreciated artist nor antifascist hero, Van Meegeren emerges as an ingenious, dyed-in-the-wool crook who plied the forger's trade far longer than he ever admitted--a talented Mr. Ripley armed with a paintbrush. Lopez also explores a network of illicit commerce that operated across Europe.
Published: Orlando : Harcourt, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780151013418
0151013411
Branch Call Number: 759.9492 LOP
Characteristics: 340 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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Feb 16, 2017

Han van Meegeren sometimes gets romanticized as a charming rogue who pulled one over on the Nazis. This book shows him for the resentful, narcissistic, Nazi-sympathizing piece of work he actually was. Fascinating treatment of the lengths he went through to forge "Vermeers" that now look ridiculous but in wartime Europe were able to fool many experts.

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