A substantial collection of German Expressionist art brought to Richmond, Virginia by a German-Jewish doctor whose brother, Max Fischer, saw his half of the family collection looted by the Nazis has been donated to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
The gift-purchase of the Ludwig and Rosy Fischer Collection brings to the museum more than 200 pieces of art from the most creative years of German Expressionism.
Museum Director Alex Nyerges, who deemed it “almost indescribable,” says the collection is of “not just national but international importance.” […]
Works by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, Wassily Kandinsky and August Macke, among others, were collected from 1905 to 1925 by Ludwig and Rosy Fischer in Frankfurt, Germany. Half of their collection escaped the Nazis when a son fled to the United States in 1934 before World War II.
Dr. Ernst Fischer moved to Richmond, bringing his art with him, and became chairman of the physiology department at the Medical College of Virginia. […]
The collection includes 21 Kirchners, five of which are oil paintings on canvas. The other Kirchners include woodcuts, a pastel on paper, and a lithograph.
Va. Museum Acquires Prized German Expressionist Art (Richmond Times-Dispatch)