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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014
By United Press International
Renoir, Monet paintings among art found in Salzburg apartment

Renoir, Monet paintings among art found in Salzburg apartment

SALZBURG, Austria, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Works by Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir were among the dozens of pieces of art possibly stolen by Nazis and found in an Austrian home, lawyers said.

Marc Chagall committee to burn forged painting

LONDON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A British businessman said he was told that because a Marc Chagall painting he bought for $164,000 was a fake, it would be burned.

German wants Nazi-looted artworks returned

MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Cornelius Gurlitt, the German man whose 1,400 Nazi-plundered artworks were confiscated by customs, said he wants the paintings returned.
U.S. may press Germany on Nazi loot discovery

U.S. may press Germany on Nazi loot discovery

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The State Department may press Germany to increase its cooperation with efforts to return Nazi-plundered artworks to their rightful owners, an official said.

German police find 1,500 pieces of art likely seized by Nazis

MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- About 1,500 pieces of art thought looted by the Nazis were seized from a Munich, Germany, apartment in what officials say is the largest post-World War II find.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 7, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 7, 2012.
By United Press International
Chagall work bought at fraction of value

Chagall work bought at fraction of value

LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A small art gallery in London said it secretly purchased a painting by famed Russian-French artist Marc Chagall at a fraction of its estimated worth.
Met uses Chagall murals as collateral

Met uses Chagall murals as collateral

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- New York's Metropolitan Opera House says it is using its lobby murals by Russian-born artist Marc Chagall to secure a long-term loan.

Police offer $200,000 for stolen art info

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Police in Los Angeles are offering $200,000 for information about the theft of millions of dollars worth of paintings from a couple's home.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2008.
By United Press International

Roman sculpture star of stolen art exhibit

ROME, April 24 (UPI) -- An annual exhibit of stolen and recovered artworks that opened Thursday in Rome includes a Roman portrait sculpture missing for almost half a century.

Seven indicted for counterfeit art

CHICAGO, March 19 (UPI) -- Seven people have been indicted for allegedly selling thousands of counterfeit paintings, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, July 7, 2007.
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Marc Chagall
NYP2001082003 - 20 AUGUST 2001 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Marc Chagall 1914 oil painting "Study for Over Vitebsk" was stolen on June 8, 2001 from The Jewish Museum in New York City. Information released to the media on August 20, 2001 states that the theft of the $1 million dollar Chagall painting was done by members of the International Committee for Arts and Peace who vowed that the painting will be returned after peace is achieved between Israel and the Palestinians. Authorities believe this demand is not a hoax. rw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Marc Chagall (IPA: ʃʌ-ɡɑːl); (7 July 1887 – 28 March 1985), was a Jewish Russian artist, born in Belarus (then Russian Empire) and naturalized French in 1937, associated with several key art movements and was one of the most successful artists of the twentieth century. He forged a unique career in virtually every artistic medium, including paintings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine art prints. Chagall's haunting, exuberant, and poetic images have enjoyed universal appeal, and art critic Robert Hughes called him "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century."

As a pioneer of modernism and one of the greatest figurative artists of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall achieved fame and fortune, and over the course of a long career created some of the best-known and most-loved paintings of our time. According to art historian Michael J. Lewis, Chagall was considered to be “the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists.” For decades he “had also been respected as the world’s preeminent Jewish artist.” He also accepted many non-Jewish commissions, including a stained glass for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, a Dag Hammarskjold memorial at the United Nations, and the great ceiling mural in the Paris Opéra.

His most vital work was made on the eve of World War I, when he traveled between St. Petersburg, Paris, and Berlin. During this period he created his own mixture and style of modern art based on his visions of Eastern European Jewish folk culture. He spent his wartime years in Russia, and the October Revolution of 1917 brought Chagall both opportunity and peril. He was by now one of the Soviet Union's most distinguished artists and a member of the modernist avante-garde. He founded the Vitebsk Arts College, which was considered the most distinguished school of art in the Soviet Union. However, "Chagall was considered a non-person by the Soviets because he was Jewish and a painter whose work did not celebrate the heroics of the Soviet people." As a result, he soon moved to Paris with his wife, never to return.

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