How Meegeren Forged Paintings So Well It Almost Cost Him His Life

After World War II, art dealer Han van Meegeren was arrested for selling masterpieces to Nazi leaders. To avoid execution, he had to prove he committed forgery– not treason.

May 30, 2021By Jessica Jacob
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By Jessica JacobJessica is an anthropologist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She worked with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on various anthropological projects ranging from Native American archaeology to biology, ecology, and ethnography. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology and recognized by the Enquirer Journal. Her areas of interest is in paleoanthropology, human evolution, art history, ethnography, and prehistoric art.