The city filed a complaint for forgery, use of forgery, fakes and fraud, according to France Blue. Police have the fraudulent art and are working to trace the forgers and dealers who sold it. Investigators believe art by other regional artists could be counterfeit as well.
Terrus lived in Elne, a city in southern France, along the border of Spain. He was friends with Henri Matisse and Aristide Maillol and studied in Paris before returning to Elne, where he produced the majority of his work, according to France 3. The Terrus Museum was inaugurated in 1994.