Israel Museum Restitutes Drawing by Paul Klee to Estate of Pre-World War II Owner


NEW YORK, NY.- The Israel Museum announced today the restitution of the Paul Klee drawing Veil Dance, 1920, to the estate of German art collector Harry Fuld Jr. Fuld owned the work from 1932 until 1941, when it was confiscated in war-time Germany. The drawing was received in 1950 by the Israel Museum’s precursor, the Bezalel National Museum, through the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization (JRSO), established after World War II to distribute looted works of art whose owners or heirs were unknown to cultural organizations around the globe. The restitution was facilitated by the firm of the late German restitution expert Dr. Jost Von Trott zu Solz, after new research brought the drawing’s provenance to light. Veil Dance is now donated, as a part of the estate of Mr. Fuld’s heir, Gita Gisela Martin, to Magen David Adom UK, Israel’s equivalent service to the Red Cross. “The Israel Museum strives