German Man to Return Nazi-Looted Art

From the New York Times

26 March 2014

 

German Man to Return Nazi-Looted Art

By Melissa Eddymarch

BERLIN — Cornelius Gurlitt, the octogenarian hoarder of art plundered by the Nazis, will return paintings in the trove his family kept secret for decades to their original Jewish owners or those owners’ descendants, starting with a well-known Matisse,  his lawyers said on Wednesday.
Mr. Gurlitt’s lawyers are in talks to return “Seated Woman/Woman Sitting in Armchair” to the descendants of Paul Rosenberg, a French art dealer whose family recognized the work when it was made public last year.

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