Reviews for Frank Wynne's "I Was Vermeer"


I Was Vermeer


The Observer, Sunday July 30 2006 http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/biography/0,,1833137,00.html

Portrait of the artist as a copycat

I Was Vermeer, Frank Wynne's biography of Han van Meegeren, the most famous forger in history, is both gripping and psychologically fascinating, says Edward Marriott


The Telegraph, Saturday 5 August 2006  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2006/08/05/bavermeer.xml

The forger who fooled the world

Frank Wynne tells the extraordinary story of Han van Meegeren, the Dutch artist whose ‘Vermeer' made him a folk hero...

The Express, Sunday 30 August 2006, http://www.expressbookshop.com/index.html?target=p_4692.html&lang=en-gb

In a century that has alternately venerated and ridiculed the notion of the original, what better revenge for the mediocre artist than to turn to forgery?

Kirkus Reviews (login required), http://www.kirkusreviews.com/kirkusreviews/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002649896

In a century that has alternately venerated and ridiculed the notion of the original, what better revenge for the mediocre artist than to turn to forgery?