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The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren

noon     Griswold House

Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss.  Members free; non-members $5.  All are welcome.

The Man Who Made Vermeers:
Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren

by Jonathan Lopez

It's the story that made Dutch painter Han van Meegeren (1889-1947) famous worldwide when it broke at the end of World War II. A lifetime of disappointment drove him to forge Vermeers, one of which he sold to Hermann Goering, making a mockery of the Nazis. It's a story that's been believed ever since. Too bad it just isn't true.

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