April 26, 2011

ERR database—Georges Bernheim

Georges Bernheim was a noted gallery owner and international art expert in pre-1940 Paris. Working under the label of the ‘Galerie Georges Bernheim,’ he had exhibited […]
June 9, 2011

“A Harvest Scene (Heuernte)” by Philip Wouwerman

It required the death at the age of 96 on March 19, 2007, of a German art historian turned notorious Nazi plunderer and war criminal, Bruno […]
July 29, 2011

Nazi plunderer Bruno Lohse gets a posthumous rewrite

Bruno LohseSource: Jewish Museum Berlin When SS Captain Bruno Lohse died on March 21, 2007, he left behind him a small treasure of French Impressionist, Old […]
November 8, 2011

Nazi looted art conference at Lafayette College, Easton, PA: a debriefing (II)

Day 2: October 27, 2011 Lafayette CollegeSource: Lafayette College via Flickr Lafayette College is a small architectural jewel nestled in a set of rolling hills not […]
February 4, 2015

A Gurlitt painting waiting to be restituted: View of the Seine from the Pont-Neuf, by Camille Pissarro

by Marc Masurovsky One of the paintings found in the infamous Salzburg Depot in Western Austria which were part of the art collection of the late […]
October 10, 2016

Deconstructing the Jeu de Paume

by Marc Masurovsky The process of understanding what exactly unfolded at the Jeu de Paume museum in German-occupied Paris between late 1940 and July 1944 has […]
October 29, 2017

The top 10 plundered art articles

by Marc Masurovsky The plundered art blog was born without anyone noticing it in May 2010.  As so many of these ventures go, nothing much was […]
December 30, 2019

Sunflower oil for paintings

by Marc Masurovsky Art is a commodity which can be traded like widgets. On January 17, 1944, a French company called “Compensex” [Compagnie commerciale d’exportation et […]
January 5, 2020

The Destruction of works of art in wartime Paris-Part Two

by Marc Masurovsky [Continuation of “The Destruction of works of art in wartime Paris-Part One”] Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) staff members at the Jeu de Paume/Louvre […]