Egon Schiele Works from Leopold Museum Returned to Descendents of Jewish Collector

April 8th, 2016

The Austrian culture minister, Josef Ostermayer, and Elisabeth Leopold, via NYTA pair of Egon Schiele works in the collection of Vienna’s Leopold Museum, looted from the collection of Karl Mayländer by Nazi forces when Mayländer was deported and killed during the Holocaust, will return to his family.  The restitution was announced on Thursday by the Austrian culture minister, Josef Ostermayer.

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