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The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon

by Catherine Hewitt In the 1880s, Suzanne Valadon was considered the Impressionists’ most beautiful model. But behind her captivating façade lay a closely-guarded secret. Suzanne was born into poverty in rural France, before her mother fled the provinces, taking her to

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Posted in Modern History

Paul Rosenberg: A Family Memoir of Art and War

My Grandfather's Gallery

by Anne Sinclair; Translated from the French by Shaun Whiteside Paul Rosenburg Rue la Boétie Number 21. I’ve passed by it hundreds of times. My mother liked to show me the 1930s façade with its stone arches. I’d noticed various

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Hildebrand Gurlitt and the Nazis Looting of Europe’s Treasures

Hitler's Art Thief - Hildebrand Gurlitt

by Susan Ronald Hildebrand Gurlitt When I stepped into a large, Swiss bank vault in 1998 in my previous life as an investment banker, I had no idea that I would see a tiny portion of one of the greatest

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

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