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Picasso paintings installed at the Salon d’Automne 1944 (also called Salon de la Libération), Picasso’s first exhibition in Paris since the German occupation
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MATISSE AND THE
NATIONALISM OF VICHY, 1940-1944

by Michele C. Cone


How did André Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac and Henri Matisse fare in Paris during the Nazi occupation 1940-44? Given that their Fauve works in German museums had been seized by the Nazis, sold for cash or possibly destroyed in a bonfire of degenerate art, were they and their works then banned in France?

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