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Art Seized By Nazis Found In Munich Apartment

German tax investigators have discovered a huge and previously unknown collection of art masterpieces, some of which was branded "degenerate" and seized by the Nazis. The 1,400 framed and unframed pieces include works by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The hoard was reportedly found in the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi-era art dealer. Authorities are trying to determine which of the paintings, prints, and etchings may have been stolen by the Nazis and to whom they may rightfully belong.

Two formerly unknown paintings from the early 20th century by German artist Otto Dix.
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Two formerly unknown paintings from the early 20th century by German artist Otto Dix.

"Pferde in Landschaft" ("Horses in Landscape"), a painting by German artist Franz Marc, who worked in the early years of the 20th century.
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"Pferde in Landschaft" ("Horses in Landscape"), a painting by German artist Franz Marc, who worked in the early years of the 20th century.

A painting by the 19th century French artist Gustave Courbet, "Village Girl with Goat." It is believed the work entered the collection through a 1949 auction.
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A painting by the 19th century French artist Gustave Courbet, "Village Girl with Goat." It is believed the work entered the collection through a 1949 auction.

"Sitting Woman," a painting believed to be by French artist Henri Matisse. Historians say the painting does not appear in catalogs of the artist's known work.
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"Sitting Woman," a painting believed to be by French artist Henri Matisse. Historians say the painting does not appear in catalogs of the artist's known work.

A painting by German artist Max Liebermann "Zwei Reiter am Strande" ("Two Horsemen at the Beach").
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A painting by German artist Max Liebermann "Zwei Reiter am Strande" ("Two Horsemen at the Beach").

A previously unknown picture by German artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, "Melancholic Girl."
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A previously unknown picture by German artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, "Melancholic Girl."

A pciture by the 18th century Italian artist known as Canaletto.
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A pciture by the 18th century Italian artist known as Canaletto.

U.S. soldiers examine the painting, "Wintergarden," by French Impressionist painter Edouard Manet. It was stolen by the Nazi regime and hidden in a salt mine in central Germany. The artwork was recovered in 1945 and was not among those discovered in the Munich apartment in 2012.
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U.S. soldiers examine the painting, "Wintergarden," by French Impressionist painter Edouard Manet. It was stolen by the Nazi regime and hidden in a salt mine in central Germany. The artwork was recovered in 1945 and was not among those discovered in the Munich apartment in 2012.

A man looks at pieces from the Nazi-curated travelling exhibition, "Degenerate Art" ("Entartete Kunst"), which was displayed at the Haus der Kunst in Berlin on February 24, 1938.
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A man looks at pieces from the Nazi-curated travelling exhibition, "Degenerate Art" ("Entartete Kunst"), which was displayed at the Haus der Kunst in Berlin on February 24, 1938.

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