Elmer Nelson Bischoff, (American, 1916-1991), Country Room, 1957, oil on canvas, Williams College Museum of Art, Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923. (77.9.32)_x1200
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Paintings Expelled from German Museums

Paintings Expelled from German Museums

The release of the film Monuments Men has drawn attention to the importance of preserving national art treasures during times of war.  Although not featured in the film, S. Lane Faison, Director of Williams College Museum of Art (then Lawrence Art Museum) from 1948 — 1976, was a Navy Reservist during World War II and in 1945 was posted to the Office of Strategic Services’ Art Looting Investigation Unit.  In addition to writing the official report on Adolf Hitler’s collection of…

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