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Bruce Museum Shows Highlights of Goudstikker Collection

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, presents an exhibition of rarely seen Old Master and other paintings drawn from the collection of Jacques Goudstikker, who was the preeminent dealer of Old Master paintings in Amsterdam prior to World War II. Tragically, he died in an accident while escaping the Nazi invasion. Only recently have his heirs been able to reclaim from the Dutch government 200 of the approximately 1,400 works of art that he was forced to leave behind at his gallery and that were subsequently looted by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring. Approximately thirty-five of the finest works have been selected for a touring exhibition that will showcase the discerning eye of Jacques Goudstikker and emphasize the importance of both the artworks and their historic restitution to the family. In 2009, the exhibition will travel to The Jewish Museum in New York, NY.

See the CODART page on the event.

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