Tamara De Lempicka, “Myrto,” 1929, oil on canvas (B&W photo)

During World War II, Nazi occupation forces stole a precious painting from the private collection of Dr. Pierre Bouchard in France, and it has, to date, never resurfaced. Perhaps you’ve seen it?

Art Recovery International is enlisting the public’s help in locating a gorgeous original by Tamara De Lempicka that was stolen nearly 75 years ago, in 1943. Titled “Myrto,” the 1929 painting shows two reclining nudes. According to the organization, all communication will be kept strictly confidential.

For more information, visit Art Recovery International.

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Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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