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Cornelius Gurlitt

A German art collector who was discovered to possess 1,500 artworks believed to have been stolen by the Nazis from their rightful Jewish owners during World War II.

German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt died in Munich on May 6, 2014, at the age of 81. In 2012 he was found to have hoarded in his apartment more than 1,500 works of art, including paintings by Henri Matisse, Emil Nolde, Max Liebermann and Claude Monet. DW content on the collector and his trove is collated on this page.

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