Van Meegeren: The Forger who fooled the Nazis

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Andrew Graham-Dixon investigates the story of the 20th century’s greatest art forger, Dutch artist Han van Meegeren, who made millions during World War II selling fake Vermeers in Nazi-occupied Holland.

Following a trail of evidence across Europe, Graham-Dixon pieces together how van Meegeren fooled the art establishment - and even swindled Hermann Göring, selling him what was then one of the most expensive paintings in the world.

Period10 Oct 2019

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  • TitleVan Meegeren: The Forger who fooled the Nazis
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC4 documentary
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size90 minutes
    Producer/AuthorAndrew Graham-Dixon
    PersonsIsmee Tames