Han van Meegeren

Van Meegeren painting ''[[Finding in the Temple|Jesus Among the Doctors]]'' in 1945 Henricus Antonius "Han" van Meegeren (; 10 October 1889 – 30 December 1947) was a Dutch painter and portraitist, considered one of the most ingenious art forgers of the 20th century. Van Meegeren became a national hero after World War II when it was revealed that he had sold a forged painting to ''Reichsmarschall'' Hermann Göring during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

Van Meegeren attempted to make a career as an artist, but art critics dismissed his work. He decided to prove his talent by forging paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. Leading experts of the time accepted his paintings as genuine 17th-century works, including Dr. Abraham Bredius.

During World War II, Göring purchased one of Meegeren's "Vermeers", which became one of his most prized possessions. Following the war, Van Meegeren was arrested on a charge of selling cultural property to the Nazis. Facing a possible death penalty, Van Meegeren confessed the painting was a forgery. He was convicted on 12 November 1947, and sentenced to one year in prison. However; he died on 30 December 1947 after two heart attacks. A biography in 1967 estimated that Van Meegeren duped buyers out of more than US$30 million; his victims included the government of the Netherlands.}} Provided by Wikipedia
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by Schüller, Sepp
Published 1953
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Published 2011
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by Pescio, Claudio
Published in Art e dossier (2010)
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Published 2009
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Published 1947
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Published 2006
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by Brandhof, Marijke van den
Published 1979
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by Kreuger, Frederik H.
Published 2007
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by Kreuger, Frederik H.
Published 2004
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by Kreuger, Frederik H.
Published 2010
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