March 10, 2017

Sara Angel on Max Stern and art restitution

ACI founder delivers talk at University of Toronto

Over the past three years Sara Angel’s primary research focus has been the mechanisms of Nazi-era art recovery and the international importance of the act of post-World War II restitution. Her interest has been the restitution of twelve paintings that belonged to Max Stern, one of Canada’s most renowned art dealers, from the 1950s through the 1970s. Throughout his life, Stern never revealed that in 1937, before his arrival in Canada, the Nazi’s forced him to sell over 200 paintings, among them the dozen works that Angel has researched in detail. To learn more about Angel’s research and writing, visit her website here.


“A Moral Persuasion: Max Stern and the Restitution of His Nazi-Looted Art”
University of Toronto’s Graduate Department of Art PhD Colloquium
Monday, March 20, 2017, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, 6th Floor Art History Common Room

Jan Porcellis, Ships in Distress on a Stormy Sea, oil on canvas, 46 x 70 cm.

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