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29/10/1947 Trial of art forger Han van Meegeren begins in Amsterdam

Han van Meegeren was an art forger who was accused of selling a real Dutch painting to Hermann Göring during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands, which officials did not approve. However, van Meegeren had sold only forgery, hence he was convicted just on falsification and was sentenced for one year only.


  • Essentials 

  • Personal 

  • Early years 

  • Career as a legitimate painter 

  • The forgeries 

  • Trial and prison sentence 

  • Death 

  • Aftermath 

  • Legacy 

  • List of forgeries 

  • Original artwork