forger forger  /ˈfɔr dʒər/


  1. (n) someone who operates a forge
  2. (n) someone who makes copies illegally


  1. Ever since humankind became literate, civilization has been bedeviled by the forger's determination to deceive by mimicking the writing of others.
  2. The forger had been seen by bank clerks who cashed the forged checks.
  3. Han van Meegeren was the 20th Century's most ambitious forger, and for a time its most successful.


  1. Noteworthy paperbacks

    The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro. (Algonquin) In 1990, 13 works of art were looted from a Boston museum, including a Rembrandt, a Vermeer and several sketches by Degas. Shapiro’s nimble mystery revisits this brazen theft: more than two decades on, a stolen Degas painting seems to resurface and Claire Roth, a talented yet struggling artist, is lured into reproducing the long-missing masterpiece.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Charlotte Observer

  2. In B.A.Shapiro's 'The Art Forger', cat-mouse game paints an intriguing picture story: New in Paperback

    In B.A. Shapiro's sophisticated whodunit, "The Art Forger", struggling artist Claire Roth is not only an expert copier -- she paints legitimate copies of famous paintings for a company called Repro -- she's a Degas expert.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer

  3. Check forger gets away with thousands of dollars

    Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WALB Albany


  1. Temple said: "There's an element of 'To Catch a Thief' about what they do. As becomes clear in his conversations with Welles, one of the most amazing illusions Elmyr maintained during all the years of his career as an art forger was that he was not...
    on Nov 4, 2009 By: Julien Temple Source: Reuters

  2. "I went to LA where I was playing a club where this guy called Matt Forger was there," explains Lynge. "He engineered Michael Jackson's Thriller and Bad albums. He loved my music and offered to record my album for free, and it ended up in the...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Simon Lynge Source: Sky News

  3. "I've never really gotten over it," Mr. Dummar says. "For 30 years, everybody just laughed at me and treated me like some kind of criminal, a forger. Until a few months ago, I thought it was a lost cause."
    on Jun 12, 2006 By: Melvin Dummar Source: Wall Street Journal

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