The Man Who Made Vermeers
Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han Van MeegerenBook - 2008
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.
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm