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Weekly update: art restitution controversy as painting emerges in New York Museum

Updated: Mar 29, 2020

By Tom Carson


A painting seized by the Nazis from a Jewish family in Germany in 1933 has been found at a museum in New York. The recovery is part of an international effort to locate artwork that was seized by Nazis. The artwork, ‘Winter’, by American artist Gari Melchers, was on display at the Arkell Museum. The painting was purchased by Mr Mosse in 1900 at the Great Berlin Art Exhibition. It was seized by the Nazis along with the rest of the Mosse family collection when they fled Germany. The FBI is holding the piece before it returns it to the Mosse family.

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