- File Size: 11819 KB
- Print Length: 427 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Van Kinsbergen Publishing (April 29, 2010)
- Publication Date: April 29, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003N3TQWO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,652,158 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
LIFE and WORK of HAN van MEEGEREN - A BIOGRAPHY Kindle Edition
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But since he was living in the modern era of 1930's Europe during a modern revolution in the art world Han was an anachronism who would mock the art experts and use his skills to create "new" Vermeers and paintings by other old masters.
He even sold one of these to Nazi leader Herman Goering, swindling the man out of 1.5 million dollars.
Only after WWII, facing a charge of collaborating with the Nazis, does Han confess his crime to unbelieving ears.
But he proves himself a master forger by painting, in front of the court, the press and witnesses, another "Vermeer" earning his freedom and becoming a national hero at the same time.
There are lot of very useful and well reproduced photos which add considerably to the value of the book.
All in all it is a very good read and thoroughly recommended particularly at the very modest Kindle price.