Cornelius Gurlitt

Nazi-looted art hoarder leaves collection to Swiss Museum

By Daniel Easterman, May 8, 2014

Art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt made a Swiss museum the “sole heir” for the vast collection of Nazi-looted art he stored in his apartment over several decades, it has emerged.

Mr Gurlitt died on Tuesday aged 81 after undergoing major heart surgery.


Gurlitt says he will return looted art

By Rosa Doherty, March 28, 2014

A German art collector has confirmed that he will return Nazi-looted works to their Jewish owners.

Cornelius Gurlitt, who had hidden a large collection of masterpieces in his Munich flat, has decided to return the pieces of art after taking advice from his lawyers.


Sixty more works found at looted-art hoarder's cottage

By Marcus Dysch, February 13, 2014

A second stash of artworks has been found at a property owned by reclusive German pensioner Cornelius Gurlitt.

The discovery of 60 pieces comes more than two years after authorities uncovered 1,400 looted art works at his home in Munich.