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Vollard Heirs Sue Serbia, Seeking 400 Paintings Allegedly Appropriated During WWII

Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "Portrait of Ambroise Vollard," 1908. (Courtauld Institute Galleries/Wikipedia)

Descendants of the famed Parisian art dealer Ambroise Vollard—a champion of vanguard European art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries—are suing Serbia, alleging that its National Museum contains more than 400 works illegally appropriated during World War II, Reuters reports. It’s quite a bounty of material, including pieces by Matisse, Degas and Cassatt. Read More