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The Resource My grandfather's gallery : a family memoir of art and war, Anne Sinclair ; translated from the French by Shaun Whiteside

My grandfather's gallery : a family memoir of art and war, Anne Sinclair ; translated from the French by Shaun Whiteside

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My grandfather's gallery : a family memoir of art and war
Title
My grandfather's gallery
Title remainder
a family memoir of art and war
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Anne Sinclair ; translated from the French by Shaun Whiteside
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My grandfathers gallery
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a family memoir of art and war
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family, but his paintings - modern masterpieces by Cezanne, Monet, Sisley and others - were not so fortunate. As he fled, dozens of works were seized by Nazi forces and the art dealer's own legacy eradicated. More than a half century later, Anne Sinclair uncovered a box filled with letters. 'Curious in spite of myself, ' she writes, 'I plunged into these archives, in search of the story of my family. To find out who my mother's father really was. . . a man hailed as a pioneer in the world of modern art, who then became a pariah in his own country during the Second World War. I was overcome with a desire to fit together the pieces of this French story of art and war.'
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Drawing on her grandfather's intimate correspondence with Picasso, Matisse, Braque and others, the author takes readers on a personal journey through the life of Paul Rosenberg, a legendary Parisian art dealer who was forced to flee Vichy France, leaving several famous artworks behind to be captured by the Nazis
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Biography type
individual biography
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10356204
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DLC
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Sinclair, Anne
Dewey number
  • 709.2
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
  • plates
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no index present
Language note
Text in English translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Whiteside, Shaun
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  • Rosenberg, Paul
  • Rosenberg, Paul
  • Art thefts
  • Jewish refugees
  • Painters
  • Jews
  • Art dealers
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Art treasures in war
  • France
  • Paris (France)
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adult
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a family memoir of art and war
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My grandfather's gallery : a family memoir of art and war, Anne Sinclair ; translated from the French by Shaun Whiteside
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Translation of: 21 rue de La Boetie
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-222)
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052756494
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781922147288
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Label
My grandfather's gallery : a family memoir of art and war, Anne Sinclair ; translated from the French by Shaun Whiteside
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: 21 rue de La Boetie
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-222)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052756494
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781922147288
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles (some colour), portraits (some colour)

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