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Author Lopez, Jonathan.

Title The man who made Vermeers : unvarnishing the legend of master forger Han van Meegeren / Jonathan Lopez.

Imprint Orlando : Harcourt, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Grandview Library Non-Fiction    759.9492 Meegeren,H LOP    Will be deleted
Edition 1st ed.
Description 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-315) and index.
Contents Introduction. A liar's biography -- The collaborator -- Beautiful nonsense -- The sphinx of Delft -- Smoke and mirrors -- A happy hunting ground -- The master forger and the Fascist dream -- Sieg Heil! -- Goering gets a Vermeer -- The endgame-- Swept under the rug -- Epilogue. Framing the fake.
Summary 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.
Subject Meegeren, Han van, 1889-1947.
Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675 -- Forgeries.
Art forgers -- Netherlands -- Biography.
Painters -- Netherlands -- Biography.
ISBN 9780151013418

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