Dubbed “degenerate art” the Nazis, a collection of 11 sculptures by various German artists went missing during World War II. They are now on display at the Neues Museum in Berlin.
A collection of classical modernist sculptures has been uncovered in central Berlin, found during excavation work for an underground metro link. The 11 pieces had been missing for decades after being labeled by the Nazis as “degenerate art.”
Eight of the sculptures, some of which are damaged, have been identified as the works of German artists Otto Baum, Otto Freundlich, Karl Knappe, Marg Moll, Emy Roeder, Edwin Scharff, Gustav Heinrich Wolff and Naum Slutzky. READ More
Emy Roeder was a friend of Virginia Fontaine’s and sculpted a portrait in clay that was to be cast in bronze. Unfortunately due to neglected instructions, the clay head was unusable and it was never finished. To see more of Emy Roeder working see the full scrapbook page
The other three have not yet been identified, according to Hermann Parzinger, head of the Berlin-based Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.