Death of Recluse Collector Reveals More Modern Masters in Collection

July 25th, 2014

The Wall Street Journal Reports that the death of German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt in May of this year has brought to light works by major artists such as Edgar Degas, Auguste Rodin, and Henri Matisse, which had been part of  Gurlitt’s over 1,400 piece collection. Although Gurlitt willed this collection to the Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland, the possible origin of the collection in Nazi seizures on Jewish art dealers leaves its fate uncertain.

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