"The art that Hitler has exiled as 'degenerate' is finding ready homes in other lands that have not yet been culturally crushed beneath the heel of Europe's twin tyrannies: Fascism and Communism. Because Hitler has embraced the calender decoration as the supreme art form, the Museum of Modern Art in New York has been able to acquire five works that formerly were housed in prominent museums.
"The artists represented in this acquisition were Henri Matisse ("The Blue Window"), Wilhelm Lehmbruck ("Kneeling Figure"), Andre Derain ("Valley of the Lot at Vers"), Ernst Ludwig Kirchiner ("Street Scene") and Paul Klee ("Around the Fish").
Art critic Edward Alden Jewell (1888 - 1947), remarked:
"Refugee works of art are but another manifestation of the cultural stagnation accompanying dictatorships of any kind."
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