PORTLAND – Two “N.C. Wyeth” paintings stolen from a Portland businessman back in 2013 have been recovered.
The FBI says the two paintings were found on October 9th when a third party turned them over to a retired agent in the Boston area So far no arrests.
The two paintings are among six that were stolen. The other four were recovered in Los Angeles last December, three people were arrested. Recovering the paintings was a team effort:
“I do believe that once we got into this investigation and realized what we were working with … We are incredibly blessed in the state of Maine .. And the city of Portland … To have such strong partnerships with our federal partners.” stated Chief Michael Sauschuck; Portland PD
All six paintings will be on display at the Portland Museum of Art from this Saturday until January 3rd. The paintings are valued up to 500 thousand dollars each.
“N.C. Wyeth” was a well known American painter who split his time between Maine and Pennsylvania. He was also the father of Andrew Wyeth and grandfather of Jamie Wyeth.