WTF Fun Fact – Dutch Artist WWII Hero

Han Van Meegeren was a Dutch painter and forger who became a national hero after WWII when it was revealed he sold fake paintings to Nazi leaders. After initially being accused of treason for selling Dutch cultural artifacts to the Nazi’s, he pleaded guilty to forgery and painted at his trial to prove he could replicate the famous Vermeer artwork. WTF Fun Facts

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_van_Meegeren

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1 thought on “WTF Fun Fact – Dutch Artist WWII Hero”

  1. Not true at all, he was not a hero, he did not forge works to mislead the germans, he forged works to earn money.

    no one saw him as a hero, he was a fraud and still is seen as a fraud.

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