"Shepherdess Bringing In Sheep," a painting by French impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, was seized as part of the personal collection of Raoul Meyer, a Jewish businessman in Paris, during the Nazi occupation of France. The painting hangs in the University of Oklahoma's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Image provided to NewsOK.com
OU associate general counsel Shawnae Robey appeared before the House Government Modernization and Accountability Committee Wednesday to discuss a lawsuit involving the 1886 oil painting by Camille Pissarro, entitled "Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep."
The painting once belonged to a French Jew but fell into Nazi hands as Germany overran Europe. The school maintains it's the painting's rightful owner, citing a 1953 Swiss court decision.
Robey says OU has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed in New York by Holocaust survivor Leone Meyer.