Maria Altmann, with son Peter, holds a print of "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer." Maria Altmann, who escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna as a newlywed and returned to wage a triumphant fight to recover Gustav Klimt's iconic gold portrait of her remarkable aunt, has died. She was 94.

Maria Altmann: Maria Altmann, 94, dies after winning return of painting seized by Nazis

Maria Altmann, with son Peter, holds a print of "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer." Maria Altmann escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna as a newlywed and returned to wage a triumphant fight to recover Gustav Klimt's iconic gold portrait of her remarkable aunt.

Woman in Gold.  With Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Charles Dance. Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Woman in Gold (2015)

Woman in Gold - Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds. Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Maria Altmann's aunt Adele Bloch-Bauer, circa 1910. The 'Woman In Gold'

Maria Altmann's aunt Adele Bloch-Bauer, circa Maria Altmann fought the Austrian government for the return of her family's paintings that were stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt used to hang in a museum in Vienna and was restituted to its owner who sold it to the Neue Galerie in 2006

Gustav Klimt: Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, Oil and gold on canvas. It took three years to complete the portrait, which was destined to have a complicated history. Purchased by Ronald Lauder for the Neue Galerie, New York. Don't miss the viennese cafe

Maria Altmann, portrayed by Helen Mirren in the Woman in Gold movie also starring Ryan Reynolds. Read 'Woman in Gold: History vs. Hollywood' - http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/woman-in-gold/

Woman in Gold Movie vs True Story of Maria Altmann, Randy Schoenberg

The film is based on the true story of the late Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Los Angeles, who, together with her young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg, fought the government of Austria for almost a decade to reclaim Gustav Klimt's iconic painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was confiscated from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II. The past is asking something of the present.

Woman in Gold - Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II | Gustav Klimt

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II by Gustav Klimt.Title: Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II Artist: Gustav Klimt Country of Origin: Austria Date of Creation: 1912 AD

Maria Altmann and her husband Fritz Altmann on their wedding day in real life (top) and in the Woman in Gold movie (bottom). See more pics at: http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/woman-in-gold/

Maria Altmann and her husband Fritz Altmann on their wedding day in real life (top) and in the Woman in Gold movie (bottom).

Woman in Gold (2015) ... Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. (01-Sep-2015)

Woman in Gold (2015)

Title: Woman In Gold Genre: Drama/Suspense Starring: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl (To Be Updated)

Maria Altmann in 2010. She fought the Austrian government for the return of her family's paintings that were stolen by the Nazis during World War II. (Photo: Gregor Collins/Wikimedia Commons)

"Woman in Gold," an emotional new film that opens this week, stars Helen Mirren as Maria Altmann, a real-life Jewish refugee whose family's art was stolen by Nazis in World War II.

Maria Altmann greets a well-wisher in front of a Gustav Klimt painting titled "Adele Bloch-Bauer 1" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art ...

Art looted by Nazis

Maria Altmann greets a well-wisher in front of a Gustav Klimt painting titled "Adele Bloch-Bauer at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art .

Pinturas de Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1917) recuperados por Maria Altmann

Pinturas de Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1917) recuperados por Maria Altmann

Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt. Adele was the beloved Aunt of Maria Altmann, who belonged to an Austrian family, from whom the Nazis looted the painting along with everything the family owned.  Maria fought the Austrian government to get the painting back with the help of lawyer Randol Schoenberg. Helen Mirren plays Maria Altmann in 'Woman in Gold' - #ArtHistory #ArtLove

Woman in Gold

Adele Bloch-Bauer & Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer Woman in Gold: History vs.

Pinturas de Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1917) recuperados por Maria Altmann

Pinturas de Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1917) recuperados por Maria Altmann

Directed by Simon Curtis. With Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes. Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Woman in Gold (2015)

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

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