A Picasso painting the artist donated to the National Gallery in Athens and two other artworks were stolen during a break-in early Monday, Greek police said.
Pablo Picasso had donated the 1939 "Woman's Head" as a gift to the gallery in 1940 to recognize the Greeks' resistance to Nazi occupation. It was the only Picasso in the gallery's collection, Anma reported.
Also stolen were a 1905 oil painting by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian of a windmill next to a river and a pen-and-sepia sketch on paper by the 17th-century Italian painter Guglielmo Caccia, known as Moncalvo, of St. Didacus of Alcala with the Holy Trinity and symbols of faith.
An attempt to steal another Mondrian painting failed. It was found in the courtyard outside the gallery.
A back door of the gallery had been forced open and the alarm system was deactivated.
Police were to review footage from the museum's surveillance cameras.Type the text here