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Meegeren, Han [Henricus Antonius] vanlocked

(b Deventer, 1889; d Amsterdam, Dec 30, 1947).

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Dutch painter and forger. He studied art at The Hague Academie and obtained his degree in 1914. He became a painter of mediocre talent, though a respected one. It is said that he developed a grievance against the critics who had slighted his work and began to manufacture forgeries of 17th-century Dutch masters, perhaps as early as ...

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