Austrian court: Klimt paintings seized by Nazis to be returned

By Philippe Schwab Updated: 17/Jan/2006 16:53

An Austrian arbitration court ruled Tuesday that five paintings by Austrian art nouveau painter Gustav Klimt seized by the Nazis should be returned to their Jewish owner’s family.

The court ruled that “conditions have been met for the five paintings to be given back to the heirs of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer.” MORE.