Robert Klein. From the library of the National Institute of Art History, (INHA) collection Jacques-Doucet, Fonds Chastel. INHA

The Brilliant Jewish Art Scholar Who Survived WWII and Killed Himself Once His Career Took Off

Robert Klein was a Jewish immigrant in France who survived World War II, studied medicine, philosophy and art, and put an end to his life in mysterious circumstances. The discovery of a trove of his unpublished works is causing a stir among art historians

PARIS - A palpable shudder ran through the audience when the archivist in Paris took out the yellowing suicide note. Few of them had known its author, Robert Klein, but in the past year his very significant,...

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