File - Eduardo Abela’s "Carnaval Infantil," 1953, oil on wood, 21X30.5cm. is one of dozens of modernist works missing from Havana's National Museum of Fine Arts.
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One of the world's leading databases of stolen works of art is offering to help Cuba recover dozens of modernist works missing from Havana's National Museum of Fine Arts.Miami gallery owner Ramon Cernuda, a Cuban-American exile and art collector, alerted the Havana museum last month after he became suspicious of 11 works being offered for sale in Miami.Cuban officials confirmed Friday that the works, including several by acclaimed Cuban painter Leopoldo Roma?ach, were part of a larger trove of stolen art, thought to be about 95 pieces in all.Most of the missing works were by Cuban artists, it said.
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