BERLIN (AP) – The Jewish Claims Conference says it has already identified one painting as art stolen by the Nazis among a newly published inventory of hundreds of works that belonged to late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.
Executive vice president Greg Schneider said in an email Friday that a Pissaro among about 250 artworks found in Gurlitt’s Salzburg property matched one on a Claims Conference looted-art list.
Switzerland’s Kunstmuseum Bern, which inherited the collection, posted lists of the Salzburg works and some of the 1,280 others found in Gurlitt’s Munich apartment online Thursday.
The museum says it will investigate the provenance of the Salzburg works and expects to decide in three months which to turn over as possibly looted art.
Schneider praised the museum’s transparency, but urged more time to investigate the artworks.