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New online resource from the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum

The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts has recently launched a new interactive website featuring extensive research into its founding collection donated by Fred Grunwald. In addition to digitized archival documents about the Grunwald family and the Grunwald Center's early history, the website features essays putting Grunwald's collection -- its seizure by the Nazis and reconstitution in America -- into focus.

The website includes a selection of more than 1,500 of the roughly 3,500 works donated by Fred Grunwald and his heirs that are currently housed at the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum, as well as archival materials related to Fred Grunwald's personal and collecting history. The extensive documentation assembled here includes newspaper articles, exhibition catalogues, postwar restitution claims, personal correspondence, probate documents, and dealer records drawn from multiple sources in the United States and Europe. This resource offers print scholars new avenues for conducting otherwise difficult provenance research, and presents the most authoritative exploration to date of the history and development of one of UCLA's most treasured collections.

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