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The man who made Vermeers : unvarnishing the legend of master forger Han Van Meegeren

Author: Jonathan Lopez
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Mariner Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Han van Meegeren; Johannes Vermeer; Han van Meegeren; Johannes Vermeer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Lopez
ISBN: 9780547247847 0547247842 9780151013418 0151013411
OCLC Number: 311765398
Description: 340 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Jonathan Lopez.

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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.

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