Pierre Louis Goudreaux’ painting “An Amorous Couple,” stolen by the Nazis during WWII, has returned to Ukraine, said Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko.
“This story is sad, but with a happy ending. The Nazis stole the painting from the museum’s storerooms in 1943. After the war, the painting appeared on the antique market. In 1953 it ended up in a private collection in the U.S. For 60 years ‘An Amorous Couple’ was put up for sale, but at the request of the owners – the Khanenko Museum – the sale was stopped,” Tkachenko wrote on his official Telegram channel on Tuesday, July 14.
The Minister of Culture of Ukraine invited everyone to visit the Khanenko Museum and see the masterpiece.
As previously reported, U.S. law enforcement agencies transferred the painting “An Amorous Couple” by Pierre Louis Goudreaux to Ukraine, stolen by the Nazis during World War II.
During the Second World War, the painting was stolen by the Nazis from Kyiv National Museum of Khanenko and subsequently ended up in the United States.