The Pittsburgh Public School System has found a valuable painting given to the district in 1933 by The Friends of Art, a group that supplies art for schoolrooms. The painting, titled "Interior," had been missing for years. It was painted by Henri Le Sidaner (1862-1939), a French Impressionist artist, and has an estimated value of $400,000 to $600,000. The school district is considering selling the painting to raise money for its art education program. Administrators say the painting, of a doorway bathed in soft light, is too valuable to be hung in a school building and that the district's collection focuses on Pittsburgh artists.
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