My Grandfather's Gallery: A legendary art dealer's escape from Vichy France (Hardback)Dan Crompton (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 435 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 26 mm
The incredible story of a visionary * L'Express *
Paul Rosenberg is an essential figure in the story of modern art. His gallery at 21 rue la Boetie in Paris was an enchanted place where you could see the latest Picassos and Matisses and learn about a new movement - modernism. All that changed with the rise of Nazism, which sent Rosenberg and his family fleeing to New York. His granddaughter's book is a moving remembrance of him, and a timely contribution to the still-unfolding story of the Nazi assault on degenerate art. -- Deborah Solomon, author of American Mirror
The plunder of Jewish art collections by the Nazis may not rank with their other crimes but it continues to infuriate, and Anne Sinclair brings us inside the events in a particularly intimate way. She makes us relive that outrageous moment in history when thousands of French people suddenly learned they were not French at all, but Jewish, and had no right to their own property. This is an important story. -- Phyllis Rose, author of The Shelf
Splendid ... Sinclair's narrative presents a complex picture of a sharp-eyed, industrious, and melancholy man * Publishers' Weekly *
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