The son of the man who oversaw the confiscations of what the Nazis termed "degenerate art" — because they considered it un-German — reportedly hoarded some of the works in a Munich apartment. The trove, said to be worth about $1.35 billion, included paintings by Henri Matisse, Emil Nolde and Max Liebermann that had been missing for decades. Here’s a look at where the art was found, as well as other types of degenerate art.
Nov. 4 2013 A newspaper box — seen in front of the Munich apartment building that is home to Cornelius Gurlitt, 80 — announces the discovery of 1,500 paintings that had been looted by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s. Gurlitt had hoarded the missing modern works — many were thought to have been destroyed in the war — in his residence. His father, Hildebrand Gurlitt, was an art dealer who has overseen the confiscations of what the Nazis termed "degenerate art." Lennart Preiss/Getty Images Buy Photo