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The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century by Edward Dolnick

The Forger's Spell tells the story of Dutch painter, Han van Meegeren, who created forgeries of Johannes Vermeer paintings and profited handsomely from it. When his own artwork was ignored by the public, he decided his best approach was to paint in Vermeer's style and declare the painting actually to be a newly discovered Vermeer. When the Nazis occupied The Netherlands during World War II, they were looking to plunder the country of its treasures. Han van Meegeren filled their longings for masterpieces with more newly discovered Vermeers that he painted himself, selling one to Hermann Goering. He became a folk hero, and a wealthy man, for pulling off the hoax against the Nazis. Edward Dolnick's book has received positive reviews with the Philadelphia Inquirer saying, "Full of scoundrels, schemes, and artistic dreams, The Forger's Spell is simply spellbinding."
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